Delancey Street Safety Improvements To Begin in 2 Weeks
Portable road signs arrived curbside in two locations a few weeks ago, flashing a lighted announcement that Delancey traffic patterns will change starting June 11. This caution to motorists reveals that construction along the dangerous thoroughfare will begin on said date in order to effect improvements. Sooner than expected, really.
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As previously reported, the Department of Transportation is widening the sidewalks and shortening the crosswalks by 49 feet. Other plans include increasing the crossing times and installing a median plaza between Clinton and Suffolk. The sense of urgency to make the Delancey corridor safer was undoubtedly compounded by the tragic death of Dashane Santana, who was run down while crossing at Clinton Street in January. Meanwhile, her grandmother is trying to have the northern intersection co-named for the victim.
Below is the official presentation of what to expect in the coming months: