Median islands being added near Arizona State University
They are trying to stop an accident before it happens. That is what city officials in Tempe said is their reasoning behind adding in median islands near Arizona State University’s campus along University Drive between College Avenue and Veterans Way.
“A median island is a raised area usually in the center of the street,” City Traffic Engineer Julian Dresang explained. “And often times has landscaping and it really is a vertical element that prevents vehicles from turning and using that area.”