4th Avenue Safety Improvements Begin August 19

4th Avenue Safety Improvements Begin August 19
4th Ave Safety Upgrades

One month after Community Board 6 approved the revised proposal from the Department of Transportation, 4th Avenue safety improvements are on the way. According to signs posted Tuesday, the work is scheduled to begin on August 19 for the area between Atlantic Avenue and 15th Street.

Community Board 6 rejected the first DOT proposal in June.

The revised plan — you can see the presentation here — will include:

• Six left-turn bans, at 3rd Street (eastbound), 8th Street, 9th Street (eastbound), and 13th Street (two had been proposed for Degraw and Butler, but were removed).

• The street will stay at three lanes until Carroll St (instead of Union St, as previously proposed), south of which it will be two, wider lanes, with wider parking lanes.

• 5th St will get a painted curb extension on southeast corner to slow turns, and will add two speed humps (DNAInfo notes this was requested by the principal of MS51).