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The Times
  • Traffic expected to yield to pedestrians in crosswalk

  • The New York State Department of Transportation has placed a pedestrian crosswalk on State Route 5 in front of Burrows Paper Corporation, located at the western end of the city.



    Little Falls Police Chief Michael Masi said the crosswalk was requested by the paper corporation to safeguard the many employees who have to cross West Main Street to get to and from their place of work.

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  • The New York State Department of Transportation has placed a pedestrian crosswalk on State Route 5 in front of Burrows Paper Corporation, located at the western end of the city.
    Little Falls Police Chief Michael Masi said the crosswalk was requested by the paper corporation to safeguard the many employees who have to cross West Main Street to get to and from their place of work.
    The new crossing has been clearly marked and motorists are expected to follow New York State Law regarding yielding to pedestrians in a crosswalk.
    “Since the crosswalk is in place traffic is obligated by state law to yield to pedestrians in the crosswalk,” Masi said.
    In order to ensure the safety of crosswalk pedestrians the Little Falls Police Department will be conducting directed traffic enforcement in the area to ensure motorists are complying with yielding to pedestrians and also complying with the posted speed limits of 30 MPH in the approaching the area.
    “People might not be used to the new change so as a precaution the police department is taking the steps to make sure everyone is aware of the change by directing traffic at several times throughout the day for the next few weeks when Burrows employees use the crosswalk,” Masi said.
    Warnings will be given out for a period of time to get people used to the crosswalk and then citations will be issued.

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