DOT works to make BX streets safer

(08/11/03) THE BRONX - As part of a campaign to make Bronx and city streets safer, the Department of Transportation has made some changes to Bronx streets that have been labeled the most dangerous.

In the Bronx, there are five streets on the DOT's list of dangerous streets. They include two locations in the Grand Concourse; Jerome Avenue and Burnside; University and 181st Street, and Fordham Road.

So in the last year, the DOT has replaced several crosswalks, replaced signs, put up fences at dangerous intersections and in some cases extended lights to give pedestrians more time to cross the street.

Residents say they have noticed the changes, but still feel more needs to be done.

The DOT says since the changes, pedestrian accidents at the five Bronx locations have been reduced by nearly 50 percent.

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