Borough President Vito Fossella joined City Department of Transportation Borough Commissioner Roseann Caruana as she announced roadway improvements on Amboy Road to enhance safety outside of Monsignor Farrell High School.
“Amboy Road for a few miles here has been repaved and as you can see behind me these guys are working hard to draw the lines,” said Borough President Fossella during a press conference outside of Farrell. “Just as important to the folks here at Farrell is there is an issue with folks making bad left-hand turns. Really, this is mostly about working together on an issue that is very important to the people of Staten Island -- the quality and condition of the roadways. And we’re here to say it is going to continue to be a priority.”
In addition to repaving with an upgraded asphalt mix, the safety enhancements include barriers to prevent motorists from making illegal left turns into the Farrell parking lot.
“Our priority is improving safety around all the schools on Staten Island and throughout the city,” said Borough Commissioner Caruana. “We saw that this was a school in a dangerous location and we’re hoping this is going to make things safer and more efficient for folks coming in and out of this great high school.”
Farrell High School President Lou Tobacco thanked Borough President Fossella and Commissioner Caruana for their efforts.
“It is our priority and our primary concern to make sure that our students thrive and are educated in a safe environment,” he said. “We are grateful for the cooperation of our community partners for working with us and taking this concern and actually getting the job done.”