14th Street Safety Improvements

14th Street Safety Improvements

OANA would like to thank John O”Neill, our district’s DOT representative, for advocating for safety improvements on 14th street between Astoria Blvd and Broadway.

We had received numerous complaints of speeding on 14th street, and these measures should mitigate the issue.

Site of installation of speed bump

We have received some approvals for our requests as follows:

Speed Hump Request on 14 St (Broadway to 30 Ave)
DOT-464870-D2W8
Speed Humps Approved
14 St (30 Ave to 30 Rd)
14 St (30 Rd to 30 Dr)
14 St (31 Rd to 31 Dr)
14 St (31 Dr to Broadway
Approved

All Way Stop Request at 14 St and 30 Dr
DOT-464874-M0V5
Approved

All Way Stop Request at 14 St and 30 Rd
DOT-464875-W6Y7
Study Active

All Way Stop Request at Broadway and 14 St
DOT-464871-W2V0
Study Active – School Location Flag

The 4 way stop at 30th drive is already installed and active.

We would like to note that installation after approval of speed humps may take quite a while, averaging a year. (As a matter of fact it took 5 years for our speed humps to be installed on 18th street.)

We appreciate the proactive stance of DOT on this important corridor that also includes 2 schools. (LIC High and PS171). We also appreciate the 4 way stop at Astoria Blvd and 12th street!

This is a great example of the community and city agencies working together to improve the quality of life for all!

 

Photos: Richard Khuzami

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Mr. Khuzami has been a member of Community Board 1 in Astoria, NY for the last 20 years. He sits on the Zoning and parks Committees and is on the Executive Board. Previously, he served as Parks and Culture chair of Community Board 1 for eleven years and also chaired Capital and Expense priority Committee. He is a member of the Queens General Assembly and had been a panelist for grant submissions for the Queens Council on the Arts (QCA). Richard also is an officer of The Eastern Mediterranean Business Culture Alliance (EMBCA) and President of OANA.