Dozens walk demanding safety changes to Fort Hill Road in Edgemont

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Dozens of people took to the streets, demanding officials take action and put in a sidewalk on Fort Hill Road in Edgemont.

The dangers of walking along the road were first raised by sixth-grader Maya Barmecha, who has been lobbying for safety changes to be made from Longview Drive to Underhill Road.

Last month, News 12 followed Barmecha as she walked along Fort Hill Road as cars zoomed by. A week later, a 67-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle on that street.

Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner told News 12 that the Town Board is hiring an engineer to make safety recommendations and design a sidewalk.

Creating a walkway for Fort Hill Road could mean expanding onto territory that is currently part of residents' front lawns and driveways.

Officials say they hoping to have changes in place by 2021.

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