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
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