Parents call for safer crossing street near Williamsburg school

Parents and administrators are calling for a safer crossing street near Williamsburg Montessori School.



Patricia Luciani, an administrator at the school, says something needs to be done to keep kids safe while crossing the street. Concerns heightened when a 21-year-old man was recently struck and killed by a truck on Kent Avenue.



"The crossing here is very, very difficult and one has to be hyper, hyper hyper aware," Luciani says.



Parents say they sent letters to the Department of Transportation asking for speed bumps and signage. They say the DOP denied their requests stating, "The DOT's signal engineering division is studying the feasibility of installing both a traffic signal and an enhanced crossing at this location once current construction is completed." 



News 12 reach out to the DOT and was told it is planning to do a full study about the issue and hopes to have it completed 16 weeks after construction is completed in the area. It says it is also looking into a temporary solution.


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