Addabbo Praises DOT For Addressing Concerns at Cohancy Street Bridge

Joseph P. Addabbo Jr

October 19, 2016

Howard Beach, NY (October 19, 2016) After informing the city Department of Transportation (DOT) of much-needed safety upgrades on Cohancy Street in Howard Beach, Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. was pleased to see the agency has remedied his concerns by repainting worn out lines on the road.

The Senator contacted DOT about this in August after noticing the markings on Cohancy Street, at the intersection of North Coundit Avenue, were worn out and nearly invisible in most spots. The faded paint created a serious safety hazard as drivers were unaware of lane markings, including a double yellow line that drivers often crossed because it could barely be seen.

After nearly experiencing a head-on collision while turning onto Cohancy Street this summer, only to be met by a car riding on the wrong side of the road, Addabbo requested that DOT repaint the lines on the street in order to avoid a potentially serious accident.

“This roadway was in major need of a simple paint job that could prevent someone from getting severely injured, or worse,” said Addabbo. “Every day, I would see people unfamiliar with the traffic pattern of Cohancy Street who drove into oncoming traffic, not knowing any better because the lines meant to guide them were so badly faded. I am pleased to see that DOT has handled my request in a timely manner and performed the much-needed repairs to the lane markings on this roadway. This quick and simple fix has the potential to prevent what could have been a horrible tragedy, and I thank the agency for their cooperation in making sure this problem was solved.”