Legislator Schneiderman: County to Install Signal at Busy Hampton Bays Intersection
May 14, 2013
(Long Island, NY) Suffolk County will be installing a traffic light at the intersection of Montauk Highway (CR80) and Canoe Place Road in early 2014 according to Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman (I-Montauk). Legislator Schneiderman, Chairman of the Suffolk County Public Works and Transportation committee, had asked for a safety review of the intersection after a fatal car crash involving Jeanette Kelly, Hampton Bays resident in October 2011.
As part of the investigation, Suffolk County Department of Public Works conducted field observations, collected turning movement and spot speed data, and reviewed accident history and traffic volumes. Utilizing this information in accordance with the established guidelines prescribed in the Federal Highway Administration’s National Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices and the New York State Supplement, the department recommended the installation of a traffic signal at this intersection. According to Chief Engineer, William Hillman, the department anticipates completing the design this year and installing the signal in early 2014.
“Traffic volume continues to increase in this area,” said Schneiderman, “and a traffic light will make this intersection much safer for drivers and pedestrians.” The placement of a traffic signal in this location has been advocated by community residents and the Hampton Bays Beautification Association. Ms. Kelly was an active member of the organization.
“As the East End has become busier over the years, this is one location where traffic volume has increased significantly. I thank the County for responding to the community’s concerns by conducting a thorough analysis of the area. The light will make the area safer for everyone,” said Southampton Town Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst.
Representing the South Fork, Jay Schneiderman is the Suffolk County Legislator for the Second Legislative District.
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