Albany, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald on Monday announced safety improvements to be implemented on NY Route 93 (Dysinger Road) in the town of Lockport, Niagara County.
“Under the leadership of Governor Cuomo, the State Department of Transportation continues to work with state and local elected officials, to listen to the concerns and needs of our communities and improve our transportation system,” said McDonald. “The safety improvements on Dysinger Road -- including pavement markings, signing and a sidewalk -- will help to further delineate traffic to ensure safe travel for pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists alike.”
Crosswalks and stop bars were recently installed at the intersection of Dysinger Road with Beattie and Old Beattie Roads. Pedestrian indications with countdown timers were also added over the summer at all four corners of this signalized intersection.
Further safety improvements will include the installation of additional “Do Not Drive on Shoulder” signs and fluorescent pedestrian warning signs. Rumble strips will be milled-in on shoulders of both sides of Dysinger Road, adjacent to the travel lane, to audibly alert errant motorists. A bike lane with pavement bike symbols will be striped on the shoulder to increase delineation. Sidewalk will also be installed on south side of Dysinger Road from Centre Street to Raymond Road.
“I am very pleased that NYSDOT has fast-tracked this project for the safety of the residents of the Dysinger Road corridor and for those who travel through the area,” said Senator George D. Maziarz. “We thank the NYSDOT for making improvements along this road which has seen too many tragic occurrences.”
Lockport Town Supervisor Marc Smith said, “The town of Lockport is extremely pleased with Department of Transportation’s quick action on this issue. The fact that a number of improvements will be completed this fall is fantastic.”
The additional safety improvements are scheduled to be completed in fall 2011.