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Work on Fourth Avenue Moving Along

September 10, 2013

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Work on the Fourth Avenue safety improvements are moving along, with crews out at multiple intersections changing the lane markings and enhancing pedestrian islands with thermoplastic and other treatments today.  I took these pictures on my way to vote this morning.

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Above, a worker lays down a sand treatment at the intersection of Fourth Avenue and Dean Street.  Left turns will be banned here, which will make things safer for the many pedestrians crossing Dean on the east side of Fourth and provide a 15-foot refuge for anyone who can’t easily make it across the avenue in time.

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Above, the middle of Warren Street and Fourth Avenue. The yellow stripes in the lower part of the picture will be filled in with a sand treatment to widen the median.  Across the way, what used to be a very narrow strip of barely raised concrete is now a  wider space for pedestrians.  With the median extended out into the intersection by about another foot, here’s hoping drivers will take the left turn from Fourth onto Warren at lower speeds.

More pictures to come as work progresses, but many thanks to the advocates, community board members, neighborhood residents, and elected officials who made this happen.

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5 Comments
  1. BGGB permalink
    September 10, 2013 1:43 pm

    I was driving on 4th Ave over the weekend and the leftmost lane was truly not wide enough for even a compact sized car.

    Is that lane getting closed? Surely the lines I saw weren’t the final markings.

    Nobody in the left or center lanes really knew where they were supposed to be. It was pretty dangerous.

    • September 10, 2013 1:46 pm

      The lane markings will be moved over from where they are now to create two moving lanes and one wider parking lane. They will be wide enough for trucks and cars of all sizes.

      • BGGB permalink
        September 10, 2013 11:17 pm

        Ah, thanks.

  2. September 10, 2013 5:19 pm

    Doug,

    This blog post is great. I really appreciate all of the work that you did as a member of FOFA and CB6 Transportation committee to make this street improvement happen.

    Elise

    • September 10, 2013 5:40 pm

      Back at you! It wouldn’t have happened without you, SJ, and FOFA.

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