Grand Army Plaza gets major safety upgrade

One of the city's most dangerous, but beautiful, intersections is getting a major safety upgrade in Brooklyn.According to the Department of Transportation, about 20 accidents

BROOKLYN - One of the city's most dangerous, but beautiful, intersections is getting a major safety upgrade in Brooklyn.

According to the Department of Transportation, about 20 accidents occur each year at Grand Army Plaza; down from nearly 70 before 2001. Officials say the number is still too high.

"We are building three large landscaped pedestrian islands with five crosswalks, 10 pedestrian signals and a protected bike path," city Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan says.

The bike path will connect Prospect Park to local streets. Other plans include reducing the number of car lanes entering the circular plaza from Eastern Parkway from three to two.

The DOT expects to complete the $400,000 project by Thanksgiving.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Two teens attempting to jump from one rooftop 1 Teen dies trying to jump between rooftops
Doctors performed the risky surgery on Bellanie and 2 Formerly conjoined twins leave Westchester hospital
VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan 3 VIDEO: Rob Astorino blasts free tuition plan
Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption 4 Furry Friends for 3/24 - Animals for Adoption
Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26 5 Weekend Travel Advisory, 3/24-3/26

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE