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A Bronx woman has been fighting for a traffic light at this intersection for over 50 years. (Credit:CBS 2)

Woman Continues Decades Old Crusade To Improve Safety At Bronx Intersection

A Bronx woman has been on a 50 year crusade to make her neighborhood safe. She claims that a dangerous intersection outside of her home is threatening the lives of drivers everyday.

06/10/2014

Queens Buckled Street

Neighbors: Fresh Meadows, Queens Street Could Cave In, Pose Serious Threat

Neighbors in Queens have been worried that their street is going to swallow their cars – or even worse, someone might get hurt.

05/19/2014

GM Safety VP Jeff Boyer (Photo Credit: General Motors)

GM Releases Video To Demonstrate Safety of Recalled Cars

One day after the Department of Transportation refused to order GM to pull recalled vehicles off the road, the auto company has released a video showing tests they’ve done on the recalled vehicles.

05/09/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Warns Of More Traffic Following Week One Of Pulaski Skyway Closure

Department of Transportation Commissioner James Simpson told WCBS 880’s Jim Smith that Week One of the New York City-bound closure was tied to coincide with many work and school vacations.

04/19/2014

A pothole on Long Island (file/credit: Mike Xiriniachs/WCBS 880)

Potholes Turn Stretch Of Hempstead Turnpike Into Bumpy Ride For LI Drivers

The bumps and holes are nearly impossible to avoid in the road’s right hand lane where many drivers were left clutching their steering wheels and hoping to avoid flat tires.

04/19/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880. The northbound lanes of the span will be closed for a 2-year bridge deck replacement project. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880) CLICK to enlarge

New Jersey DOT Commissioner Simpson Urges Residents To Plan For Pulaski Skyway Closure

State DOT Commissioner James Simpson reached out to motorists on Thursday regarding the alternative routes that are available to get people where they need to go after the northbound Pulaski Skyway closes this weekend.

04/10/2014

A general view of the Atlantic Avenue Long Island Railroad station and the Barclays Center.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Slow Zone Coming To Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue To Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Police and the city Department of Transportation on Wednesday announced a “slow zone” that will be implemented on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, in an effort to reduce speeding.

04/09/2014

Pothole Repairs

Crews Out In Force Resurfacing Pothole-Laden NYC Roads

The New York City Department of Transportation has been firing on all cylinders this spring, working to fill all the potholes left behind by the brutal winter.

04/08/2014

Pulaski Skyway (credit: CBS 2)

Detours In Store For Jersey City Drivers Ahead Of Pulaski Skyway Rehab Project

For the next three nights, crews are trying to pave alternate roadways needed when lanes of the skyway close April 12 for a two-year renovation project on the 82-year-old structure.

04/04/2014

Pulaski Skyway as seen from Chopper 880 Jan. 10, 2013 (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Pulaski Skyway Facelift Expected To Cause Traffic Problems In North Jersey

On April 12, crews will begin two years of skyway rehab on the northbound lanes of the 81-year-old bridge. The project is expected to take two years.

03/25/2014

BQE Trench (Photo/John Montone)

Overnight Shutdowns Planned On Brooklyn-Queens Expressway For Repairs

Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.

03/10/2014

Palisades Parkway Potholes

New Jersey’s Pockmarked Palisades Parkway In Need Of Serious Repair

CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez was on the Palisades Parkway in Bergen County, N.J. Wednesday night and it didn’t take long before she was dodging pothole after pothole.

02/26/2014

Parents are asking the city to install speed bumps on East 109th Street to make the block safer. (credit: CBS 2)

Harlem Parents Ask City To Install Speed Bumps On Block With Several Schools

Parents claim the stretch of East 109th Street between Second and Third avenues is like a raceway, even though foot traffic is always heavy.

02/26/2014

An SUV is parked on a mound of snow and ice along a road on Feb. 18, 2014 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Alternate Side Parking Rules Back In Effect

Several snowstorms forced city officials to suspend the rules for much of February, but now enough snow has been removed or melted.

02/24/2014

New York City Pothole (credit: CBS 2)

NY Assemblyman Calls For Pothole Website As Crews Race To Fix Pockmarked Roads

State Assemblyman Tom Abinanti has called on the state Department of Transportation to shift repairs into emergency mode.

02/22/2014

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