Posted: May 24, 2013
May 24, 2013
To help prevent the citizens of Troy from suffering a Pedestrian Accident Injury, the New York Department of Transportation will be making several changes to Hoosick Street to improve safety. The announcement was made on Friday, May 10.
A story published by The Record explained that significant changes would be made to equipment and signage along one of the city’s busiest streets. For instance, new lighted and push-button pedestrian traffic signals are going to be installed at all seven intersections along Hoosick that have traffic signals for vehicles. Lighted “No Turn on Red” signs also will be utilized along the stretch of road.
The city plans to create a phase in the light rotation at these particular intersections that allow for pedestrians to have the right-of-way to cross while vehicles are stopped at red lights.
The city also will add more durable markings to pedestrian crossing areas, install new speed limit signs, and promote stricter traffic enforcement in the area.
City officials and many pedestrians in the area have praised the initiatives taken by the state to improve pedestrian safety.
The Albany Personal Injury Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices also applaud the efforts being made toward improving highway safety across New York and hope the project in Troy is a success!