Citing “Vision Zero” initiatives – a program to protect the public by keeping the streets safe, Officials from Queens DOT , at the urging of The Queens Chamber of Commerce, met with management of M&V Provisions, a meat distribution center located at the corner of Flushing and Onderdonk Avenues Friday afternoon to discuss making changes to the intersection – which has no traffic signal. Following a number of recent accidents and near misses, DOT officials, after the meeting in the M&T offices said it will be conducting a new study of the intersection over the next two months.
Mike Ciuffo, Co-Exec. VP at M&V said the bulk of the traffic happens between 3AM and 7AM – when large trucks are moving in and out of the block. That’s when it becomes dangerous. “I am so grateful to the Queens Chamber and for the DOT for looking into this again,” Ciuffo said. “The attention we received here is outstanding. The DOT people were so helpful at the Friday meeting,” he said.
DOT said they should be installing cameras to eye traffic within a few weeks.