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Councilmember Jumaane Williams celebrated the announcement as an example of the neighborhood getting involved and making their community safer

photo credit: NY Daily News

The New York Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) has approved a request by Councilmember Jumaane D. Williams for additional traffic controls and will add a traffic light at a Midwood intersection.

“Adding this light is a major victory toward keeping this neighborhood safe,” said Williams who represents Flatbush, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Midwood and Canarsie. “I want to thank the members of the community who brought this to my attention, and the Department of Transportation for acting on my request and taking these steps to make the intersection safer.

The traffic light has a planned installation date of February 2018 and will be located at the intersection of Avenue I and East 24th street. This commitment comes after a study was requested by Williams as to whether additional traffic controls were needed in this specific area.

Photo: Office of Council Member Williams

According to the Department of Transportation, the installation of a traffic signal or four-way stop control, must be preceded by a thorough engineering study to determine whether the location meets minimum signalization warrants. Traffic signals, when warranted, can produce a more orderly movement of traffic, increased intersection capacity, a reduction in certain types of crashes, nearly continuous movement along a route and an interruption of traffic to permit other traffic or pedestrians to cross.

Williams celebrated the announcement as an example of the neighborhood getting involved and making their community safer.

“It is my hope this is just one of many improvements the neighborhood and government can achieve together for the benefit of the community,” he said.

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