Monday, September 10, 2012
An accident waiting to happen
I live just south of Northern Blvd. and a few blocks west of the Cross Island Parkway. A part of Northern Boulevard was repaved in July. Well here it is September and “they”, whoever is responsible for it, still has not repainted lanes, resulting in confused drivers, especially where it’s 3 lanes eastbound and westbound between the Cross Island and Alameda Street. I called Halloran’s office about a month ago. The middle lanes and exit ramps from the CIP were repainted, but not the travel lanes. This is also on the Hutchinson River Parkway for about a ¼ or a ½ a mile in the Bronx. What gives with these incomplete repaving projects? Who’s responsible? Where is the concern for traffic safety? I hate playing “guess the lane” with sometimes incompetent drivers on Northern Blvd. I think it’s time to call in the big guns, whoever they are.
This just in from Janette Sadik-Khan: "Sorry, we used up all the paint on bike lanes."
But seriously, when a school bus full of kids heading to Alley Pond Environmental Center gets into an accident because of this, it will make for great press for all those involved - and not involved.