2003-03-08 / Community

Addabbo: Clean Up Cross Bay Lights

Addabbo: Clean Up Cross Bay Lights


Joseph P. AddabboJoseph P. Addabbo

City Council Member Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the City Coun­cil’s Transportation Com­mittee, announced that he has written to City Trans­portation Com­­mis­sioner Iris Weinshall asking for an investigation into the timing of the traffic lights on the north and south sides of Crossbay Boule­vard and Woodhaven Boule­vard, between 165th Avenue and Jamaica Ave­nue.

Addabbo wrote to Weinshall on be­half of many of his concerned constit­uents who had contacted him regarding the traffic build-ups along the entire boulevard. The residents told the councilman that they believe that the traffic lights are out of sync.

"What was once a fine flowing roadway, Crossbay Boulevard traffic has slowed down to a crawl," stated Council­man Addabbo. "For many a simple car ride has turned into a frustrating adventure."

Adding to the current traffic congestion will be the rehabilitation of the Crossbay Boule­vard Bridge over Con­duit Boulevard, Crossbay Boule­vard be­tween North Con­duit Ave­nue and South Con­duit Avenue.

At the present time, preparatory work on the bridge is being performed which includes installation of the construction signs, safety concrete barrier at Conduit Boulevard, pruning of trees, removal of trees, construction of footing for temporary pedestrian brid­ges, erec­tion of temporary pedestrian bridges and relocation of various utilities.

According to DOT the actual construction of the bridge is slated to be­gin this month. The anticipated completion date is July 15, 2004.

"I believe if the DOT honors my request and adjusts the timing of the traffic lights and makes the appropriate preparations for the upcoming construction, many people would be satisfied with Crossbay Boulevard once again," Addabbo concluded.


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