Councilors hear concerns about traffic, pedestrians

By Tracy Kinne

Pedestrians crossing busy Route 481, a warehouse expansion, bridge projects and proclamations supporting The Salvation Army and School Attendance Awareness month were among the topics taken up by the Fulton city council Tuesday night.

Frank Castiglia spoke to the council about a scene he witnessed at South Second Street, or Route 481 and Seneca Street. A child was crossing the busy roadway, lost her flip-flop and ran into traffic to get it.

“My wife and I were cringing,” he said, afraid they would witness the girl being struck by a vehicle. The girl made it to the curb safely, he said.

But he wondered if the city could place a yellow sign in the roadway reminding drivers to yield to pedestrians.

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