At the request of Roslyn Estates Mayor Jeffrey B. Schwartzberg and State Senator Jack M. Martins (R-Mineola), the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT) is studying safety improvements along Northern Boulevard in Roslyn Estates. Martins represents the Roslyn area in Albany.
Specifically, the DOT is examining the installation of a left turn lane and left turn signal on westbound Northern Boulevard at The Locusts. Safety concerns was the driving force behind the request by both men. Martins’s office said the DOT would make its determination after an extensive investigation, which includes reviewing accident reports and conducting field surveys.
“I was pleased to learn that the NYSDOT is acting upon our request to evaluate the traffic patterns at this intersection, in an effort to determine the feasibility and appropriateness of installing a left turn signal into to our village,” said Schwartzberg. “As this area has been a concern of mine for some time, and safety is certainly of paramount importance, I believe this is a valuable study intended to improve safety conditions for our residents, and others, who wish to enter our Village from Northern Boulevard. For those traveling westbound on Northern Boulevard making a left hand turn onto The Locusts can be quite a challenge. I am fully supportive of anything that can be done to improve safety conditions there.”
“The DOT reviewing improvements at this location is a positive step towards ensuring residents’ safety. I am pleased to work with Mayor Schwartzberg to help improve safety in the Village and hope that DOT will move quickly from evaluation to implementation,” added Martins.
This year, two fatal accidents have occurred on Roslyn Road, prompting local officials to lobby for speed and road signs on that busy thoroughfare.