CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — After a number of delays, lane closures planned in Cheektowaga will happen Wednesday, March 9.
Maintenance crews plan to perform work on a traffic signal at Harlem Road and Walden Avenue.
Crews plan to install new signal cabinets. During this time, flaggers will control traffic in that area.
A representative with the NYS Department of Transportation says changes are being made at that intersection to make it safer for pedestrians.
Mustoba Rafid, 12, was struck and killed at Walden and Harlem while riding his bike in August of 2014.
Nearly one year later, 19-year-old Chelsea Chandler was killed there while crossing the street in July of 2015.
Later in the month, overhead signs will be installed. They will have a message new to New York that will signal for no turns on red when a pedestrian pushes a button to cross the street.
Officials say corner curb ramps have already been rebuilt.
Along with that, audible push buttons have been installed and audible messages for visually impaired pedestrians are being added to the crossing signs soon.
The NYSDOT reminds drivers that speeding in a work zone results in doubled fines.