Residents say new traffic safety plan causing trouble

Some residents in Soundview and Van Nest say a new traffic safety plan is causing trouble.
The city's Department of Transportation made traffic safety changes on White Plains Road last fall, changes both Community Boards 9 and 11 approved.
"We were having a lot of accidents in the area," says John Fratta, of Community Board 11. "The DOT came up with a plan for traffic calming. We didn't realize they were going to make one lane in each direction."
A DOT spokesperson says although the final project is in line with the original plan, the agency will continue to monitor traffic in the area.
Fratta says a DOT representative met with the Van Nest community on White Plains Road before a meeting with Community Board 11's Transportation Board Monday night.