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Letter to the Editor from Residents for a More Beautiful Syosset

Delays to Jackson Avenue roadwork is dangerous to community.

Syosset residents desperately need a safer Jackson Avenue. This "gateway to downtown Syosset" is used by over 20,000 vehicles on a daily basis, even though the design of the road has remained virtually unchanged since the 1960s. 

On Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, another serious car accident occurred on Jackson Avenue. RESIDENTS for a More Beautiful Syosset board member Rob Denby describes the accident scene in his own words...

"While Jackson Avenue continues to be mired in red tape, those who live here continue to pay the price. At 12:15 this morning, my neighbor at 2 Albert Ave., Syosset, narrowly escaped tragedy as a car heading south failed to negotiate the curve on Jackson Avenue. The young driver came sailing through my neighbor's recently installed 6-foot fence, destroying all of it. He came through her yard, taking down a tree, shrubbery, garden furniture and more, finally coming to rest on Albert Avenue at DeBenneditti's driveway. He narrowly missed my neighbor's house and the two cars in her driveway. Litter was strewn all over Jackson Avenue forcing the police to close it off to traffic. The car was totaled, the driver not seriously hurt (thanks to airbags). According to police, neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor."

This incident underscores the serious alignment problems and lack of curbing along Jackson Avenue. RESIDENTS for a More Beautiful Syosset urges all residents to demand that our elected officials move the Jackson Avenue re-construction project forward as quickly as possible. This project is imperative for the health, safety and welfare of our community.

Very truly yours,

Laura Schultz

Vice President

RESIDENTS for a More Beautiful Syosset

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