After years of requests for traffic changes by PS 184 in Whitestone, the school community finally got what it needed.
Councilman Paul Vallone announced this week that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has converted 21st Road to a westbound one-way street and 21st Avenue to an eastbound one-way street.
Villain said the changes will improve pedestrian safety and reduce traffic congestion during dismissals.
The conversions have already been implemented. The new one-way streets come with new signage to inform drivers of the changes.
“These improvements will go a long way towards increasing the safety for all the students, parents and teachers of PS 184,” Vallone said. “The safety of our kids always comes first.”
Anna Dimilta, principal of PS 184, said the conversions were long-awaited.
“We have already begun to see the improved traffic conditions at entry and dismissal,” she said. “This change ensures a safer traffic pattern around the school.”