Work on Fourth Avenue Moving Along
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.
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.
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.