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Crosswalks See Paint After Pedestrian is Hit

Nyack DPW applies fresh paint as part of 'perpetual upgrade'

Crosswalks in downtown Nyack are receiving a fresh coat of paint Friday morning, just three days after a on South Broadway.

The Nyack DPW has closed down a portion of Main Street to apply new white paint to the walkways, and is asking drivers not to go around the barricades, and instead seek an alternate route.

"Repainting the Main Street crosswalks is part of a perpetual village upgrade," said Jen Laird-White, Nyack's mayor. She noted the will repave the roadway in about one month's time, too.

The Upper Nyack woman who was struck Tuesday , but is expected to make a full recovery, police said.

The driver, a 42-year-old New City woman, .

Chris August 03, 2012 at 04:03 PM
A pedestrian was hit and killed in the Garnerville Shop Rite parking lot a few months ago and people still double park in front of it to load their groceries into their vehicles and taxis and I do doubt that anyone is going 5 mph as suggested. You can paint the street, put up speed bumps but until people stop with the drugs, drinking and cell phones there will still be injuries and fatalities.
DLS August 03, 2012 at 04:22 PM
at least there is a prompt response from the Village. Way to go. Now the drivers need to do their part.
Shawna Handke August 03, 2012 at 06:03 PM
I agree that the crosswalks needed to be repainted and am grateful that it's getting taken care of right now, but I cannot count the number of times I've nearly been hit when carrying a child or helping one along in a well marked crosswalk. People driving cars definitely need to pay closer attention, SLOW down, and get off their phones! Since I live on North Broadway, I can count the few number of cars that obey the speed limit, and the buses are some of the worst!
William Demarest (Editor) August 04, 2012 at 12:18 AM
As the village DPW crew was trying to paint the crosswalks, they had to keep a sharp eye out this morning ..... drivers kept going around the barriers they set up to temporarily block portions of Main Street. Even as DPW workers were in the middle of the street, drivers still wanted to go through the closed zone....

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