Corrections officers demand protection from traffic
Corrections officers in Essex County are trying to get Newark to do something about the heavy traffic in front of their building.
The officers at the Essex County Correction Center say traffic along the heavily industrial Doremus Avenue is dominated by big rigs. They say sometimes they have to sprint across the busy street to get to work. They add crossing the street at night is very dangerous because drivers don?t always see the officers, who are dressed in blue.
The city will begin a traffic study of Doremus Avenue next week. The information will then go to the Department of Transportation, who will review the city?s study. DOT and city officials expect to work together to keep the officers safe at work. Some of the suggested changes include a crosswalk or a signal.