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Sandy delayed work to make LI turnpike safer

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) - Superstorm Sandy has delayed the construction to make Hempstead Turnpike in Nassau County safer for pedestrians.

State Department of Transportation spokeswoman Jennifer Post told Newsday the work along the 16-mile corridor was supposed to be done last fall. It involved the addition of median fencing and construction of 13 raised pedestrian medians.

She said crews had to shift their focus to clear roadways from downed trees and wires after Sandy struck in late October.

The DOT says work on the raised median islands is now scheduled to begin Wednesday. The fencing work is set to start on Monday.

The advocacy group Tri-State Transportation Campaign has named Hempstead Turnpike the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the New York region.

Information from: Newsday, http://www.newsday.com

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