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Tivoli mayor: Changes to intersection necessary

Mar 04, 2014 5:51 am
The Daily Freeman is reporting Tivoli Mayor Bryan Cranna is calling for safety upgrades after the second fatal accident this year at the intersection of Route 9G and West Kerley Corners Road. Brandon M. O'Connell, of Hudson, was killed Mon., Mar. 3, after the car he was driving was struck on the driver's side as he was turning left onto Route 9G south. The accident occurred near the spot where two Bard College students were killed in a hit-and-run accident in late January. In a statement released after the incident Monday, Cranna said that while improvements have been made to the intersection, more was left to be done. The mayor called upon the state Department of Transportation to make the requested, necessary changes. The intersection currently has stop signs on West Kerkey Corners Road and Broadway but not on Route 9G. Cranna said he requested a flashing yellow light at the crossing, to no avail. He also proposed a plan for a roundabout, but that idea was rejected by the DOT two years ago. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.