Expanded traffic study to be done on West Hempstead road that has been site of numerous accidents

Officials are hope that the new study will come up with solutions on how to slow drivers down because residents say it is very dangerous.

Cecilia Dowd

Aug 21, 2023, 9:43 PM

Updated 335 days ago

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An expanded traffic study will be done on a West Hempstead road that has had numerous accidents, some fatal.
Officials are hope that the new study will come up with solutions on how to slow drivers down because residents say it is very dangerous.
“It’s too dangerous, the roads are twisty so you can’t even see the cars and the cars can’t see you until it’s too late to begin with,” says David Lazar, of West Hempstead.
Bill Gaylor, a legislator for District 6, says the traffic study will identify the volume and some of the areas that are in need of improvement. He says that can include more crosswalks, signage, lights or traffic-control devices.
A traffic light is already being put up at Woodfield Road and Lindberg Street. That is the location where 12-year-old Tomas Molina was fatally struck in 2022.
There were no charges in connection with his death, but residents say the road is a major problem
Officials say the traffic study will be focused where Maple Street meets Woodfield Road that is where many pedestrians head to school, places of worship and businesses.
News 12 is told the study will begin in mid-fall.


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