Brookhaven Receives $1.3-Million NYS Grant to Enhance Pedestrian Safety
The Brookhaven Highway Department was recently awarded $1.3-million in funding to enhance pedestrian safety under the New York State Department of Transportation’s Pedestrian Safety Action Plan (PSAP) Program.
“This funding will enable us to improve pedestrian safety for pedestrians at 40 locations – 10 signalized and 30 not-signalized – across Brookhaven Town,“ said Daniel P. Losquadro, superintendent of highways. “Road improvements, such as pedestrian signals, pavement markings and new signage further our goal of enabling pedestrians and bicyclists to share the road with motorists in the safest environment possible.”
To determine the locations, the Highway Department’s Traffic Safety Division reviewed accident data to identify the Town intersections in greatest need of upgrades. To improve safety at these locations, the Highway Department will install pedestrian-activated flashing LED signs, countdown timers, crosswalk striping, and additional signage where necessary. The Department will also construct or rebuild handicap ramps at all crosswalks to comply with the new, federal American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations.
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