BY JAMES FARRELL
A Whitestone intersection will receive an all-way stop, state Sen. Tony Avella (D-Bayside) announced on Tuesday.
The stop, located at the intersection of 162nd Street and 12th Road, is expected to be installed by the end of October, Avella added.
Avella said that he made the request with the city’s Department of Transportation after a constituent reached out to his office in July. The constituent had apparently submitted a “civic action checklist” from Avella’s days in the City Council. The checklist was sent out to constituents in Avella’s district who were then encouraged to send it back to his office with quality of life concerns that they felt needed to be addressed.
The DOT did a traffic study of the location in August.
“I’m happy to report that DOT has informed me that the community’s calls for additional traffic controls at this well-trafficked location have been answered,” Avella said in a statement. “The addition of an all-way stop at this intersection will go a long way in improving traffic safety in the community. I am glad that I was able to help Whitestone residents secure this extra safety measure.”
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