Good news for street safety advocates in Flushing.
Assemblywoman Nily Rozic and U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer announced earlier this week that the Department of Transportation (DOT) will install a crosswalk at Main Street and Blossom Avenue.
If you recall, elected officials called for traffic safety measures at the intersection back in April 2016 after a young couple was struck trying to cross the street in October 2015.
After some pushing and prodding, DOT is expected to paint the crosswalk before the end of the year.
“For too long, the intersection of Blossom Avenue and Main street has been a problem plagued road for nearby residents and businesses,” Schumer said. “A new crosswalk will help ensure the safety of pedestrians frequenting the bustling area by providing a visual cue to drivers.”
Rozic noted that public schools, residential buildings, a local health center, the Queens Botanical Garden and senior center are all along the busy street.
“The Flushing community has consistently advocated for traffic safety improvements in the neighborhood and I am glad to finally announce DOT’s plan to install a crosswalk across Blossom Avenue,” Rozic said.