Tuesday, November 4, 2014
DOT studying traffic controls near Flushing Commons project
From CBS 2:
Along Union Street, the sidewalk is cut off; instead of adhering to signs, people walk in the traffic lanes anyway.
“I have to follow the flow I guess,” one pedestrian said.
As Murdock reported, having no sidewalk is just one issue—the traffic is another.
The area is a mass transportation hub with thousands of people and hundreds of cars at any given time. Because of construction, three lanes are now down to two.
Senator Tony Avella says right now, there are more questions than answers about how this nightmare came to life.
“Why was permission given, if it was, to the contractor to close off that one lane of traffic, which is also a bus route? Two, why was the contractor allowed to close off the sidewalk?” he said.
Murdock repeatedly asked the same questions of the Department of Transportation, to which it said it was exploring the addition of a left turn signal and other traffic controls nearby.
Shouldn't this have been figured out before construction started?