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Friday, May 22, 2015
Danger at Exit 13
(Page 3 of 3)
Christina Daly/Herald
Two pedestrians have been struck in the past three months at the entrance to the Southern State Parkway at North Central Avenue.
Mozawalla agreed with Assemblywoman Solages that a redesign of the area is needed. He explained that there is a wooded area between Stuart Avenue and the parkway, so there is room to work with.

In the meantime, he wants a professional traffic study to be undertaken and to have some short-term fixes put in place, such as more crosswalks and better lighting. Assemblywoman Solages said that “bandages,” like simply extending the sidewalks, would be unacceptable as a long-term solution.

Solages and Mozawalla both pointed out that the interchange dates back to the early 1950s, when there were fewer people and fewer cars in the area, and that it is time to modernize Exit 13 to meet today’s needs. “It’s just a bad intersection,” Solages said. “Everyone agrees.”

Vikas Girdhar contributed to this story.

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stevieaa

I'm not trying to be insensitive but I'm going to say these were human error/isolated incidents. I only crossed that intersection every morning during rush hour on a girls bike in 7th grade delivering papers for a whole year!!!

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Report this
FAFR2013

This is a very sad and unfortunate accident. If they want to survey the traffic, they should do so on a Friday between 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. and see all the parked CARS and TRAFFIC on the side streets. The traffic is not only on Central Avenue, due to the massive amount of cars parked on the side streets a fire truck or ambulance could not get down our streets in a emergency. Not all are residents that walk and attend the Mosque for services.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | Report this
jerrybegoood

Sad news bout the injured however, anyone anywhere regardless of measures taken for safety can be struck if careless.

This is a classic comparison.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Report this
ipinnaro

The intersection is a nightmare - plain and simple! People zip off the highway at both exits (the S exit which exits to Central, and the N exit which exits to Linden) with no regard for the stop signs posted, pedestrians in the area, or oncoming vehicles which HAVE THE RIGHT OF WAY! I can't tell you how many near misses there are from people exiting the highway and not stopping for the stop sign, or for the cars that have turned off the Westbound exit onto Central Avenue. Add in the bus route, and it couldn't get worse. There needs to be a light at the Eastbound exit, just like there is as the Westbound exit. And there shouldn't be a house right by the entrance to the highway, especially when cars needs to basically make a U turn to get on the eastbound highway from Linden Boulevard. Even in the 1950's this could not have been a good working solution.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Report this
Zarathustra44

Put the 'Unlicensed' driver in prison for 10 years............... No need to spend millions of dollars.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Report this
Cin523

We'll it is insensitive. Yes these are isolated incidents but it still happened. Consider yourself lucky. You and I were both not there so we can't say who s fault it is, or who to blame. You were lucky, just be thankful it wasn't you or one of your family members. I pray you will never have to experience anything like this.

Think before responding.

My heart and prayers go out to the families.....and the person who wrote the insensitive post.

Thursday, February 27, 2014 | Report this
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