(MEADOWMERE PARK, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages (D - Lawrence) has secured from the Department of Public Works (DPW) additional resources to the gridlock-snarled intersection of Rockaway Turnpike and East Avenue in Meadowmere Park.
Following repeated requests from residents, Meadowmere Park Fire Department officials and Legislator Solages dating back to the summer of 2015, DPW officials advised Legislator Solages’ office on Wednesday, July 14 that a work order would be issued to install grid box markings, which will supplement existing “State Law - Do Not Block Side Road” signs at the intersection. Work was completed earlier this month.
Meadowmere Fire Department officials previously warned that the gridlock, which prevents fire trucks and ambulances from promptly responding to emergency calls within their jurisdiction, is not only inconvenient for residents, but a critical public safety concern.
“After more than six years of standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Meadowmere Fire Department officials and residents to advocate for assistance, I am glad that improvements have been completed for this gridlock-plagued community,” Legislator Solages said. “I thank County Executive Curran and the Department of Public Works for completing this important project. My office will continue to monitor conditions to determine if further steps are needed to ensure the quality of life and well-being of Meadowmere Park’s residents and first responders.”
PHOTO CAPTIONS - Legislator Solages speaks to members of the Meadowmere Park Civic Association meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 8 to provide an update about a new grid box that was installed at the intersection of Rockway Turnpike and East Avenue.
PHOTO CREDIT - Office of Legislator Carrié Solages