Cutting down on crashes at Glendale intersection of Olive and 59th avenues

Safety changes coming to Olive and 59th Avenue
Posted at 8:45 AM, Jun 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-21 11:45:29-04

One of Glendale's busiest intersections will soon be a lot safer for both drivers and pedestrians.

Olive and 59th avenues is a hot spot for crashes, according to the City of Glendale and people who live nearby.

Brandon Stewart lives nearby and says he sees wrecks out here almost every day, but a new project hopes to curb the crashes with major safety improvements.

The plan is to add raised medians to cut down on left-turn crashes. Bus stops will also be modified with curb extensions, which will slow traffic down and make pedestrians more visible.

Stewart says that the new improvements are a good idea, but it comes down to those behind the wheel.

“It might help but it really depends on drivers,” says Stewart. “You can put all the guards up you want, but if they’re not going to pay attention that they’re not going to pay attention.”