Blakeman to Install Traffic Lights and Strengthen Law Enforcement at Busy Nassau Intersection
“We will be installing a traffic light at the corner of Edwards Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere,” County Executive Bruce Blakeman said.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman announced that a new traffic light will be installed at the intersection of Edward Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere. He also announced an increase in police forces in the region.
“After conducting an extensive road safety study and hearing from many members of the community, I have instructed the County Department of Public Works to install a traffic light at the corner of Edwards Avenue and Peninsula Boulevard in Woodmere,” County Executive Bruce Blakeman said. “I have also directed the Nassau County Police Department to strengthen law enforcement in the area. With increased truck and vehicle traffic, this red light along with increased law enforcement will improve safety conditions on this busy road.”
Blakeman said increased police enforcement of speeding and other dangerous driving offenses will begin immediately. Traffic light installation will begin soon and is expected to be completed later this spring.
“This traffic light is something the community has been asking for for some time,” Deputy Chairman Howard Kopel said. “Too many people have lost their lives at this dangerous intersection, and I am grateful to the county executive and her team for their promptness and welcome response to this critical situation.”
“This busy thoroughfare has long been a hazard to pedestrians,” said lawmaker Denise Ford. “I thank the Blakeman County Executive for joining in our support and calling for these much-needed improvements that will improve the safety of our Five Towns residents.”