Shown are Glenn Jurkowich and Peter Matulock of the town's highway department with Councilman Gary Hudes.
Hempstead Town Councilman Gary Hudes recently spearheaded an effort to redesign Town Parking Field L-5 in Levittown. The town parking field is located on the corner of Gardiners Avenue and Hempstead Turnpike in Levittown and encompasses the King Kullen supermarket.
"As a Levittown resident and frequent visitor of the King Kullen parking lot, I noticed numerous vehicle accidents and near misses," Hudes said. "I subsequently met with the Town of Hempstead Traffic Department and made a thorough study of the traffic patterns and problems encountered by Levittown residents."
Hudes noted that upon his direction, the town's highway department moved the existing handicap parking spaces from the center of the lot to the curb line in an effort to make access safer and simpler.
"In addition, three handicap stalls were added and 'no parking' signs were posted in the handicap access spaces," he said. "Further, the town has added an additional 15 parking stalls along the south curb line and I expect to designate quick stop parking stalls along the perimeter of the shopping center '30 Minute Parking' to facilitate shopping for local residents."
The councilman noted that the town has also added solid yellow lines to the marginal road on the south side of Hempstead Turnpike and on the westerly side of the parking field in an effort to prevent traffic accidents and injuries.
"Minor changes such as these can make a big difference in the safety of those that use this town parking lot," Hudes said. "As the town councilman for the Levittown area, I will continue to try and improve our community facilities and make them safer for all of us."