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Additional Traffic Lights Coming to Newbridge Road

Safety is the number one concern in adding the two new stoplights at well-traveled East Meadow intersections.

Newbridge Road, which is also known as Route 106, will soon be the home to two new traffic lights, according to the New York State Department of Transportation (DOT).

According to an email received from Eileen Peters, a public information officer for the DOT, the signals are being installed at Second Avenue and at Amherst Street/Lawn Drive along Newbridge Road, and they "are expected to be operational by June."

"The signals will be activated by detecting a vehicle on the side street, meaning they will remain green on NY Route 106/Newbridge Road until/unless a vehicle is detected on the side street," Peters said. "Protected/permissive left turn arrows for northbound and southbound NY 106 at both intersections will be provided."

Peters added that additional traffic safety measures being installed include “No Turn on Red” restrictions onto Lawn Drive and Amherst Street for northbound and southbound Newbridge Road motorists. Northbound Newbridge Road motorists will be restricted from making a left turn into and out of the automotive shop just north of Lawn Drive.

"No other traffic controls are planned at this time," Peters added, saying that construction plans are weather permitting.

Newbridge Road, which four lanes, now consists of one lane in each direction, as well as a center/turning lane. The modification was made between Hempstead Turnpike (NY Route 24) and North Jerusalem Road in East Meadow. Worry about safety conditions on the road stemmed from problems with speed and

Do you think these new traffic lights will make Newbridge Road safer? Tell us in the comments.

cb May 23, 2012 at 12:49 AM
should have left it the way it was 4 lanes drove down southbound last week to jerusalem av traffic crawled even without the new lights. another norma boondoogle. why did they even widen the road years ago if we are now up to this. i want my money back
Marly Schlossman May 23, 2012 at 12:55 PM
ms only time will tell if this helps, I want to know what they are doing to fix the problem getting in and out of Meadow Lane Estates on Newbridge Rd. If you are trying to go into driveway for Meadow Lane Estates and are in turning lane the cars from the other direction go into the same turning lane to make the left turn on N Jerusalem Ave. They think this is there turning lane and it is not. Almost had accident there a couple of times.
Rocco May 24, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Regarding the comments made about the police not "patrolling the road:" The cruisers that NCPD patrol officers use, as far as I understand it, are not equipped with radar/laser speed detection equipment. If you feel that there is a problem with speeding on Newbridge Road, contact a First Precinct POP officer and let them know where you feel they need to be enforcing the speed limit. Complaining about them taking a break at the local 7-11 gets us nowhere.
marianne krause May 24, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Now here's a joke telling the police dept what they are doing wrong and really expecting something to be done about it. They don't need a radar/laser gun to tell when someone is speeding they did it for years before the invention of the gun. As far as 7/11 goes its not break time when the police are there hours on end. I would love to suggest that EVERY NCPD officer should have to spend a month with the NYPD to see what real policed work is.
paul May 24, 2012 at 05:20 PM
To marianne krause: You are so funny. Most of the NCPD did come from the NYPD. You are the one that has no idea about ANY POLICE WORK.... Happy to help...

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