New efforts to make Empire Boulevard safer

The Department of Transportation says Empire Boulevard is shrinking from two car lanes in each direction into one in an effort to make the road

The Department of Transportation says Empire Boulevard is shrinking from two car lanes in each direction into one in an effort to make the road safer.

The work is already under way on Empire Boulevard between Utica and Bedford avenues. The city says a narrow road reduces speeding and increases safety for pedestrians and cyclists.

The transformation includes four elevated pedestrian islands...

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