Community Board 5 announced that the new traffic light at Grandview Avenue and Amory Court is now operational after it was installed by the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) upon the board’s request.
“There’s a lot of traffic on Grandview Avenue in that area between Metropolitan Avenue and Stanhope Steet, [and] because of that, it’s very hard for pedestrians to cross Grandview Avenue,” Community Board 5 District Manager Gary Giordano said. “This is especially true for children often escorted by their parents who were going to the school on Metropolitan Avenue; they need a safe place to be able to cross.”
Ridgewood resident Charlene Stubbs said she is excited about the new light.
“A traffic light has been needed at this intersection for many years. It’s about time,” Stubbs said. “I have been crossing at that intersection to go to Grover Cleveland Park, Wyckoff Heights Hospital and Associated Supermarket for many years. I was always taking my life in my hands crossing there.”
According to DOT, the new light was operational as of Monday, Dec. 19.
The DOT also recently installed stop signs and crosswalks at the intersection of Stanhope Street and Fairview Avenue in Ridgewood. On Dec. 18, the Ridgewood community celebrated the recently installed crosswalks and stop sign at the notoriously dangerous intersection.