Study: 5 of the most crowded intersections in NY are in Nassau County

The transportation analytics firm INRIX looked at more than 18,000 intersections in the state last fall.

News 12 Staff

Mar 23, 2021, 9:43 PM

Updated 1,215 days ago

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Some of the most congested and crowded intersections in all of New York are on Long Island, according to officials.
A statewide study identified the five dangerous intersections, including those in Greenvale, Roslyn Estates, Levittown, Long Beach and Valley Stream.
The transportation analytics firm INRIX looked at more than 18,000 intersections in the state last fall.
These five intersection locations made the top 10 of the most congested in the state:
- Long Beach Blvd. & E. Park Ave.
- N. Hempstead Tpke. & Glen Cove Rd.
- Searingtown Rd. & Northern Blvd.
- W. Sunrise Hwy. & S. Central Ave.
- N. Wantagh Ave. & Hempstead Tpke.
The firm found one of three drivers was lucky enough to catch a green light when they arrive, but those who get stuck at a red light are waiting an average of 39 to 55 seconds for a green light.
Nassau Deputy Commissioner of Public Works Joe Pecora says there are plans to upgrade traffic singals at the Long Beach intersection.
“Vehicle delay per vehicle was actually the lowest of that 10 grouping, even though we had the highest volume going through that intersection," says Pecora.
AAA Northeast's Robert Sinclair Jr. says the report is simply stating the obvious. But he adds that changes can be made.
“There’s just too many vehicles. There’s 1 million in change vehicles in Nassau County and there’s 1.2 million in Suffolk County," says Sinclair. "You should look to China and as to what they’re doing as far as vehicle to vehicle communication and vehicle to infrastructure communication.”
Although Suffolk County intersections didn’t make the top 10 list, the firm says they’re still worse than average statewide and nationwide.


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