At Greenfield’s Urging, DOT Agrees To Repave Several Problem Streets

April 16, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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BOROUGH PARK — Councilman David Greenfield (D-Borough Park/Midwood) recently fought successfully to have two of the worst stretches of streets in Brooklyn, which have long been a source of frustration for residents, included in the city Department of Transportation’s upcoming spring and summer repaving schedule. Greenfield received the good news last week when Brooklyn DOT Commissioner Joseph Palmieri notified him that both 50th Street in Borough Park and Avenue P in Midwood and Bensonhurst will be completely resurfaced over the next few months.

Greenfield personally showed Palmieri the extremely poor condition of the streets during a recent tour of the district, and again demanded that they be repaved during a City Council oversight hearing last week on the condition of city streets.

According to the Commissioner’s office, Avenue P between 65th Street and Ocean Parkway will be repaved by early June, and 50th Street between Eighth Avenue and 18th Avenue in Borough Park will be repaved in July to minimize the impact on the main thoroughfare.

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“I am thrilled that the Department of Transportation agreed to my many requests over the past two years to repave both 50th Street and Avenue P.  My thanks goes out to Brooklyn Commissioner Joe Palmieri for taking the time to personally inspect streets throughout my district with me and to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn for agreeing to include these two in the upcoming repaving cycle,” said Greenfield.

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