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DOT Installs Left Turn Signal at Busy Little Neck Intersection

Councilman Dan Halloran said it took nearly two years for the city to put up the signal at Northern Boulevard and Marathon Parkway.

DOT Installs Left Turn Signal at Busy Little Neck Intersection

The city's Department of Transportation has placed turn signals at a busy Little Neck intersection nearly two years after Councilman Dan Halloran originally called for left turn lanes at the site.

In October 2010, Little Neck residents contacted Halloran, R-Whitestone, to request a left turn signal for Northern Boulevard at Marathon Parkway.

The councilman said it took more than a year of correspondence and the completion of a study before the DOT agreed to place turn signals at the site. The new signals were put into effect on Aug. 30.

"This one seemed like a no-brainer," Halloran said. "There's a supermarket, Long Island Rail Road station and two schools within walking distance. Every day, hundreds of cars make left turns there and, until today, it was one or two at a time."

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