Town and South Huntington school administrators dedicated a new crosswalk safety system Monday at Birchwood Intermediate School.
Wider sidewalk and grassy areas extend the curbing at the crosswalk in front of the school at 121 Wolf Hill Road. That shortens the length of the crosswalk by several feet, meaning children spend less time at the street. The tighter space is also meant to slow drivers down in both directions.
Bright flashers warn drivers in either direction that pedestrians are about to cross the road.
Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and Town Board members Susan Berland and Mark Cuthbertson joined in the dedication, along with the district superintendent Dr. David Bennardo and other school representatives.
Petrone said, “We are happy that the Town was able to identify and implement measures that will address the district and resident’s concerns, making crossing Wolf Hill Road safer for residents and students."
“I want to thank the community for their input and the district for working with us to address this traffic situation,” Berland said. “I am pleased that we were able to implement these successful measures.”