South Nyack residents call on officials to act on 'dangerous' intersection

The problem is from a barrier that was put up because a section of the overpass is still missing after an oversized tractor-trailer hit it while on the thruway last summer.

Diane Caruso

Mar 25, 2024, 10:15 PM

Updated 21 days ago

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Neighbors in South Nyack say a blind spot on Elizabeth Place and South Broadway is dangerous to drivers.
"We're concerned that somebody will be T-boned if they come out a little bit, just to get a peek if somebody's coming along,” said Victoria Bowman, who has lived in the area for years.
The problem is from a barrier that was put up because a section of the overpass is still missing after an oversized tractor-trailer hit it while on the thruway last summer.
Bowman said "we respect that it's going to take a while to fix the bridge but we do want to have everyone be able to come in and out of our neighborhood safely."
Neighbors bought a blind spot safety mirror which recently broke but have been asking the Thruway Authority and Orangetown officials to act.
"Whether it's they fix the fence, and make sit such that people can turn, or put up a mirror or a temporary traffic light. Something so that people are alerted that we're here, and we need to make a turn and safely," said Victoria Bowman, of South Nyack.
Someone who was dropping off packages in the area on Monday morning told News 12 the blind spot was a problem for them.
“We have been working with residents of Elizabeth Place and Orangetown officials on this issue since last year and installed a road sign before the South Broadway bridge at their request last November. We understand the importance of this issue to the community and will continue to assist as needed," said a Thruway spokesperson.


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