ELMONT - Officials announced today what will be done to improve Hempstead Turnpike, the roadway that's notorious for being Long Island's most dangerous.

The announcement included a combination between educating drivers and pedestrians and engineering improvements. Some changes include more walking time at traffic lights, advanced walk signals that include more countdowns and crosswalk improvements. In addition, broken traffic lights will be fixed.

News 12 Long Island spoke with state DOT Commissioner Joan McDonald who said the most important message is that everyone has a responsibility when it comes to the road. To watch a news conference on Hempstead Turnpike safety changes, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select 'iO Extra.'

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