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Syosset intersection gets new traffic signal

A long-awaited traffic signal will soon be activated at the busy intersection of Cold Spring and Syosset-Woodbury roads in Syosset, officials said.

Nassau County Legis. Judy Jacobs (D-Woodbury) announced Thursday that the signal, which replaces a blinking warning light, should be in place within days. She said she had lobbied the county Department of Public Works for the signal for nearly a decade.

“As a longtime resident of the area, I know full well the dangers and tension we all face when attempting to navigate this intersection,” Jacobs said in a statement.

Statistics on traffic volume or collisions at the intersection weren’t immediately available. A county public works spokesman said the intersection wasn’t identified as dangerous, but a traffic study confirmed it met the federal standards to install a signal, and engineers agreed it would help direct traffic and aid pedestrians crossing the intersection.

The signal installation joins several other recent traffic safety projects undertaken in the hamlet, including the Town of Oyster Bay’s roughly $4-million Jackson Avenue improvement project, which includes a new roadway, sidewalks, drainage and straightening of a one-mile stretch from Jericho Turnpike to the railroad tracks.

 

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