Sunnyside council members said blocking the street helps block criminals on the run. Concrete barriers were initially put into place. But, they were replaced by a fence for safety reasons. Neighbors said they've seen fewer accidents since it's been in place.
"It was a lot of traffic all the time," said Waly Gonzales. "It was too much. The kids couldn't even go outside."
Sunnyside said more barriers could be added in places where there's a spike in crime.