Redesigned intersection open in time for school
It only took construction crews two weeks to reconfigure the north side of the intersection of 37th Avenue E. and E. Madison Street. The new and much improved meeting of the roads began receiving vehicular traffic on Friday.
The redesign was prompted by an accident at that location two years ago, when a boy on his way to school at McGilvra Elementary was struck by a car. The driver said that because of limited visibility she did not see the student, who was on his bike heading east on the Madison Street sidewalk. When she pulled forward to merge onto Madison, the boy sped into the path of her oncoming car. Fortunately, the boy fully recovered from his injuries.
Last year it was announced that the 37th & E. Madison intersection reconfiguration had been approved for funding under the City's Safe Routes to School Program. As can be seen by comparing the before and after pictures, visibility has been significantly enhanced.