Updated: Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013, 6:15 PM EST
Published : Tuesday, 05 Mar 2013, 6:14 PM EST
WESTPORT, Conn. (WTNH) -- Shake Shack, a fast food chain located on a dangerous stretch of road in Westport says its concerned for the safety of its customers. When their lots fills up folks have to park across the street.
A recent report listed the Boston Post Road at the most dangerous road for pedestrians in the state. In Westport alone three people have been killed in the past three years.
"I've seen a lot of things go on at this intersection. I try to avoid it myself but there's been some accidents and unfortunately some deaths," said one woman.
68-year-old Bruce Tabackman was struck and killed in the area of Buckley Road on Saturday. With only one crosswalk in sight, people are calling for change.
At one intersection there is a lot going on. There are cars everywhere, roads that don't match up, businesses in both sides of the road and business owners say it all adds up to a recipe for disaster.
At one salon employees have to park across the street everyday.
"Every day I have 11 or 12 employees that have to wait you know, cross the street and sometimes we have to wait 15 minutes before there's no cars coming or sometimes some of them dodge cars," said the salon owner.
When the Shake shack lot fills up, customers also park across the street.
Plans to improve the intersection have been in the works for years. Officials say they were told work would begin this spring.
The shake shack released the following statement:
"We've just learned that the DOT has approved the proposal and plans to begin work this fall or in early 2014. Given the importance of this issue we join First Selectman Joseloff in urging the DOT to accelerate the timeline."
Still people wonder if the new crosswalk will be enough.
"I see people driving way too fast down the post road even when they see us waiting to cross. I think it's terrible," said the salon owner.