“It’s not that great of an idea," Nealy said. "[The medians] help defer accidents [but] as you can see if people aren’t attentive, phone wise, etc, it doesn’t serve a purposed."
DPW confirmed new pedestrian curb ramps will be installed along with new pavement marking for turn lanes. Two lanes of traffic in each direction will also be maintained throughout the duration of the project, and although bus routes won’t be affected, street parking will be temporarily removed during construction.
Construction in the area is expected to wrap up in October.