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Eyes on the Street: Waiting for Crosswalks on Katonah Avenue in the Bronx

2:00 PM EDT on March 25, 2013

An anonymous reader sends in this photo of Katonah Avenue at P.S. 19, where drivers have a new yellow stripe but pedestrians continue to wait more than a month for crosswalks.

In early February, DOT repaved Katonah Avenue in the Woodlawn section of the Bronx, leaving a smooth black surface with no markings. Shortly after a nearby resident called 311 a few weeks ago, a crew was sent out to mark where the crosswalks should be, and the double-yellow stripe was installed. Residents are still waiting for crosswalks. It's a particular worry at P.S. 19, where students cross Katonah Avenue daily.

"I waited several weeks, and nothing," our tipster says. "I just called it in. They still haven't done the crosswalks."

The hold-up, which brings to mind the national road paint shortage of 2010, doesn't seem to be caused by other road work scheduled for Katonah Avenue: the only road construction permit for the street is for one block of gas line work over the next month.

Streetsblog has a few inquiries in about the delay. We'll let you know if we get an explanation.

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