Hundreds of people have to cross Industry Avenue in Springfield twice every day. They either work at one of the state or local agencies in the area or are clients receiving services.
Employees have told 22News that cars and trucks speed along the road and often ignore pedestrian crossing signs.
“One of my biggest concerns is MassHealth has moved to this building over here to my right,” local resident Luis Correa explained. “There are a lot of people between between the lot and this area. I’ve seen some cars blow through like groups of people that are just in the middle of the road.”
The Springfield Traffic Bureau confirmed for 22News that, as an unmarked zone, speed limit along Industrial Avenue is 25 miles an hour.
22News contacted Mayor Domenic Sarno who then instructed Police Commissioner John Barbieri to assign more traffic patrols to the area.