April 21, 2016 By Jackie Strawbridge
Local parents are petitioning to keep the temporary stop signs near P.S. 361 in place permanently.
About 100 people have signed a Change.org petition to retain the stop signs at 57th Street and 39th Avenue – an intersection described as vital for a safe passage to and from both P.S. 361 and nearby P.S. 11.
“We insist on the highest level of safety for [students] and all in our community,” the petition states.
According to the DOT, the stop sign was originally installed by the School Construction Authority during the construction of P.S. 361.
Since construction finished, the DOT has been conducting a review of the intersection for an all-way stop or traffic signal, which the agency hopes to wrap up “shortly.”
The DOT’s School Safety Engineering division is also reviewing the surrounding area for additional safety measures.
Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer supports leaving the stop signs here permanently, according to his office.
Parents are also petitioning the City to repaint faded crosswalk marks at this intersection.