Promised traffic light not installed near P.S. 277

(09/08/10) BROOKLYN - Parents who have been looking forward to a flashing yellow light at the intersection of Gerritsen and Channel avenues were disappointed to see that it had not been installed.

The intersection serves as a main crossing area for parents who are taking their children to P.S. 277. Residents say the intersection has no crossing guard and while the speed limit is 25 miles per hour, News 12 Brooklyn spotted several vehicles going five to 10 miles over the limit.

Parents say a yellow light would remind drivers who may be late for work that the area is congested with children and that they need to slow down.

The Department of Transportation says safety is its primary concern and it is working to get the light installed as soon as possible.

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