Pols to city: more traffic agents near LaGuardia

Astoria_Amtrak_2 copyLocal elected officials are calling on the city to provide more traffic agents to ease congestion on the streets surrounding LaGuardia Airport.

Congressman Joe Crowley teamed up with Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas and Councilman Costa Constantinides in a letter to Mayor de Blasio asking for more agents at intersections along 82nd Street between Marine Terminal Road and Astoria Boulevard.

“This particularly complicated stretch of 82nd Street presents a series of challenges to the local community,” they wrote, “due to the confluence of 23rd Avenue, Ditmars Boulevard, Grand Central Parkway and traffic in and out of the airport.”

They noted that the situation will only be exacerbated during the holidays because it’s peak travel time.

“We would like to request that traffic officers be positioned at these intersections during peak traffic hours to ensure the smooth and orderly flow of cars and minimize congestion,” they said.

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