Plans for Safety Improvements at Deadly Intersection

May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT

By Kyla Igoe

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May 29, 2013 Updated May 29, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT


CLARENCE, NY (WKBW) - The corner of County and Strickler Roads in Clarence has been the site of several serious crashes. Now, Erie County Leaders have announced new safety improvements along the intersection. In November 2009, four teenagers were killed in a crash at the intersection when a speeding 18-year-old ran through a stop-sign. Only a few days later, another serious accident involving a car and a truck. Two years ago, a school bus flipped over after being hit by a car. A $400,000 plan will now install a flashing light at the intersection and crews will also re-grade the area to better improve a driver's sight line when travelling. This is just one of many Erie County projects that are slated to start up this summer with a cost of $35 million. $12 million will come from the county, the rest picked up by the state and federal governments.