August 16, 2004
Contact: David Chauvin
Town Signage Promotes Student Safety
Port Washington, NY - Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Fred L. Pollack announced this week a new ordinance permitting the installation of various stop signs in the Salem area of Port Washington. The signage is in response to the reopening of Salem School.
"This is the Town's way of being proactive to protect the students who will be attending this school in September," said Councilman Pollack. "Once school starts, we will continue to monitor the traffic conditions and act swiftly to remedy any existing dangers we did not foresee."
"This is a temporary step which we believe was essential because the school opens on September 8," Pollack noted. The Town has retained the services of a traffic engineer to provide professional guidance on how best to protect the children and the community. That report will be shared with the community and will be he basis for whatever action is ultimately adopted.
Salem School, which has been closed for almost 20 years, is expected to have an attendance of 350 students. The Town wants to keep walking children safe in the area, especially with the increased traffic of faculty, parents and busses through an area that has narrow streets, many without sidewalks.
"North Hempstead is taking this measure in order to provide a safeguard for students as well as residents," added Supervisor Jon Kaiman.
The new signage includes full stops at the following locations: Colby Road at Salem Lane, Crestwood Road at Salem Lane, Deerfield Road at Crestwood Road, Hawthorne Avenue at Lynn Road, Lynn Road at Hawthorne Avenue, Lynn Road at Winthrop Road, Guilford Road at Wakefield Avenue and "No Stopping Here to Corner" parking restrictions on Guilford Road, east and west of Newbury Road in Port Washington.