Hartsdale's '4 corners' intersection to be modernized

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Big changes are on the way at a busy intersection in Hartsdale where the town is trying to modernize the area.

Where East and West Hartsdale avenues meet Central Avenue is known as the "Four Corners" intersection. Greenburgh Town Supervisor Paul Feiner says reducing traffic backups in the area is a top priority.

"We demolished two homes over there. We're going to have a traffic consultant look at the possibility of creating a right turn only lane, which would reduce some of the traffic congestion," says Feiner.

Josephine Ray-Singer has lived in the neighborhood for nearly 40 years. She's seen her fair share of accidents.

"I think they should put traffic police here because they have a lot of accidents over here on this corner," says Ray-Singer.

Store owners say parking is another issue that needs to be addressed -- they hear it from customers all the time.

"They're always complaining, it's really hard finding parking," says convenience store owner Elizabeth Quintero."Businesses always go out of business, especially for parking all on these corners."

The town is considering rezoning empty storefronts for mixed use, allowing apartments to be built there. They are also looking at changing the current traffic lights, which News 12 is told are over 30 years old. The town wants to replace them with modern lights that utilize sensors.

Finally, town officials say they also plan to look at the busy intersection's tendency to flood after storms.

 

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