My 16-year struggle
to get pothole-ridden Springfield Boulevard reconstructed has finally culminated
in wider, smoother roadways. I now
ask you to join me in the push to get a traffic light installed on 97th
Ave. & Springfield Blvd.
In response to
numerous requests, the NYC Dept. of Transportation has conducted a series of
traffic studies and has repeatedly concluded that no traffic light is warranted.
Regardless of what the studies say, those of us who use Antun’s and
have to cross that busy street know that the only way to ensure safety is to
have a traffic light installed. Even
before reconstruction enhanced traffic flow, one of our seniors, Ruth Fuller,
president of the Alpha Phi Alpha seniors group, was struck by a car at that
intersection. Ms. Fuller has gone
through many long months of confinement and rehabilitation and we don’t want
another accident like that to happen again.
Call 311 to complain about how difficult and dangerous it is to
cross the street at this high-traffic intersection.
This part of Springfield Blvd. serves many of our communities and is used
by people who visit Antun’s catering hall, commute on the LIRR, and catch
buses at the nearby hub. Please
remember to keep Ms. Fuller in your prayers.
And join me in demanding a traffic light before another tragic accident
To post your comments on the discussion board click on the notepad.
Any issues that affect you or your community do not hesitate to
contact Barbara Clark at
97-01 Springfield Blvd.
Queens Village, New York 11429
FAX (718) 464-7128 or e-mail