March 12, 2010

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Tivoli calls on the state DOT to conduct traffic study at intersection

TIVOLI - The Village of Tivoli is again calling upon the New York State Department of Transportation to conduct a study of the Route 9G and County Route 78 intersection. The latest request follows a serious motor vehicle accident at the intersection last month.

In July 2008, Deputy Mayor Bryan Cranna joined Senator Stephen Saland and Assemblyman Marcus Molinaro in requesting a study to be done by the DOT.

In his request, Cranna informed the DOT that residents of Tivoli wished to see a light at the intersection.  While a study was conducted by the DOT, the request for a light was denied. 

“As I informed the DOT in 2008, the intersection is the gateway to the village,” Cranna said. “It is highly traveled.  With warmer weather upon us, traffic into the Village of Tivoli will surely increase. This study must be conducted again and I encourage the DOT to place a traffic light device at this intersection.”

“Despite the traffic safety measures put in place following the previous DOT study, the intersection of County Route 78 and Route 9G continues to pose significant problems for motorists,” said Saland.  “Given the long history of accidents at this site, we anxiously await DOT’s response to our request.”

Molinaro, a former Tivoli mayor, said he has advocated for safety improvements at the 9G/Broadway intersection. “Having just joined our local emergency responders at an unfortunate car crash, the time has come for a signal light to be installed.”

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