EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 900-foot fence is set to be constructed in the middle of the busy Hempstead Turnpike, where crossing the busy roadway has put many people in danger.
As WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall reported, at least in front of Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, Long Island, pedestrians may not cross anywhere they want. They must use a crosswalk.
Those who work at the hospital hope the fencing will provide even more safety for pedestrians. One man who works across the street from the hospital said some pedestrians have suffered horrific consequences crossing the turnpike.