Councilman Donovan Richards toured safety improvements last week, including upgrades to the median curbing on 228th Street and Mentone Avenue and a new pedestrian crossing signal in front of St. Clare's Catholic Academy.
“These essential improvements will help to drastically improve the safety and quality of life for all Laurelton residents,” said Richards. “The improved medians along the backroads of Laurelton help boost up beautification efforts in the area and the new pedestrian crossing signal will make our streets safer for teachers, parents and students.”
The new traffic signal will allow students to safely cross heavily trafficked Brookville Boulevard to get to Laurelton Playground.
In addition to the safety upgrades, Merrick Boulevard will also be getting parking meters to prevent drivers from leaving their cars in front of businesses all day.
“The addition of parking meters has also been something residents and business owners have been asking about for years,” Richards said.
Garcia also praised Richards for securing the funding for the projects.