Posted at: 05/10/2013 11:54 AM
| Updated at: 05/10/2013 2:43 PM
By: Abigail Bleck
TROY – NewsChannel 13 first reported Wednesday that changes are coming to Hoosick Street, and some say it's about time.
A string of serious accidents prompted city leaders to ask the state to step in and make safety changes.
The east-west highway has been the site of many, many pedestrian and vehicle accidents over the years.
Most recently, a little girl and her mom were hit just before Easter.
A young woman was hit while texting and crossing a couple weeks later.
Now, just more than a month later, city and state leaders joined together to announce significant traffic safety changes to the corridor.
The improvements should all be in place by the end of June.
The total cost is $100,000 and it's being paid for by the state Department of Transportation.
DOT is also conducting a more in-depth study that will focus on long term changes, but the hope is these quick fixes will help as well.