Drivers on Roosevelt Boulevard may need to stop more frequently beginning Thursday, when new stoplights will begin operating at five mid-block crosswalk locations.
The signals will begin operating at Tomlinson Road, Bowler Street, Faunce Street, Friendship Street, and Longshore Avenue. The lights are designed to give pedestrians safer crosswalks, and the signals will include countdown timers to show how much time remains to get across the Boulevard.
As part of the same $2.8 million project, crosswalks are being removed at Princeton Avenue and St. Vincent, Loney, Benner and Smylie Streets. - Paul Nussbaum