Elected Officials CB12 Laud DOT for New Stop Sign at Dangerous Intersection
After pleading for years and reporting by BoroPark24, the Department of Transportation installed a new all-way stop sign on Monday morning at the intersection of 11th Avenue and 46th Street.
The DOT initially declined to add any traffic signal to the intersection, but two weeks ago, Senator Simcha Felder, Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein, Councilman Kalman Yeger and Community Board 12 District Manager Barry Spitzer sent a letter to the DOT requesting an on-site visit; while there was no actual visit, the DOT showed up on Monday and installed the new signage.
“After years of sustained advocacy, this dangerous intersection in the heart of our community is safer today,” said Senator Simcha Felder, who joined Assemblyman Eichenstein and Councilman Kalman Yeger in requesting the traffic improvement. “I am thankful to DOT Brooklyn Commissioner Keith Bray who finally heard our plea.“
“After many requests and multiple car accidents, the DOT finally came through to install a much-needed stop sign on this very dangerous corner,” said Assemblyman Simcha Eichenstein. “Thanks to my colleagues Senator Simcha Felder and Councilman Kalman Yeger, as well as Community Board 12, for working tirelessly to make this happen. Thank you DOT for hearing our voices. The streets of Boro Park are now a little bit safer.”
Councilman Kalman Yeger added that this “temporary fix” was imperative, but “we still need greater efforts from DOT to ultimately address the traffic situation at that intersection.”
“This is a lesson in never giving up,” said District Manager Barry Spitzer. “Our neighbors know we will never stop fighting for them, no matter how long it takes. We would like to thank Commissioner Rodriguez and the DOT for installing the sign and Senator Felder, Councilman Yeger and Assemblyman Eichenstein for constantly being in the trenches with us on behalf of our community.”