Neighbors call for safety measures to curb speeding traffic

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Residents along Nassau Boulevard in West Hempstead are fed up with what they say is dangerous traffic that speeds down their street.

The roughly half-mile stretch of county road links busy Hempstead Turnpike and Terrace Avenue with two train stations nearby. Residents like Alfred Pagano say drivers often ignore the 30 mph speed limit, and say that the result has been crash after crash.

Neighbors say they're concerned for the families with young children in the area, and for kids who attend a preschool on the block. There's also a town park and playground right next door.

Residents have contacted their local assemblyman and the county, hoping for a solution.

Nassau officials tell News 12 that there is currently an open traffic study being performed in the area. The county says the study "was ordered in response to several safety concerns by county residents." It adds that traffic engineers will be monitoring the road to determine whether any corrective action is necessary.

The study is being performed by the county Department of Public Works. There's no timeline on when it will be complete.

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