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Updated — Question of the Day: A Badly Placed Pole?

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Updated — Question of the Day: A Badly Placed Pole? Updated — Question of the Day: A Badly Placed Pole? Updated — Question of the Day: A Badly Placed Pole?

Update: Patch received the following email from Wendy Curry:

"The dangerously placed traffic poles at Broadway and Franklin have been removed, and there are squares painted on the ground much closer to the curb, so it appears they will be placed in a considerably safer fashion. I am truly gratified that the Traffic Department did the right thing, and thanks to the combined efforts of Legis. Kopel's office, the Patch, calls from concerned pedestrian's — no one will get hurt."

Original post follows.

Five Towns Patch received the attached pictures from reader Wendy Curry, who is very concerned about a recently installed pole at the corner of Broadway and Franklin in Hewlett, which she called "extremely dangerous."

"They are placed smack in the dead center of the sidewalk and if you were to turn the corner in front of Aqua or Mixology you would walk smack into the posts," she wrote. "Regardless of the legality, someone is undeniable going to get hurt, they are not connected yet, and this situation is a danger to our pedestrians."

She added that she contacted the office of Legis. Howard Kopel and the Nassau County Traffic Department, who told her it would look into the pole.

What do you think of these poles? Will you contact our local elected officials about them? What can be done?

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