Borough Park

DOT to resurface Borough Park roadways

‘Smoother streets are safer streets,’ Greenfield says

July 6, 2015 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Councilmember David G. Greenfield says resurfacing streets is one of his top priorities. Photo courtesy Greenfield’s office
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The Department of Transportation (DOT) will be busy in Borough Park this summer, repaving several streets in the neighborhood to ensure a smooth ride for motorists navigating local roadways.

“Smoother streets are safer streets,” said Councilmember David G. Greenfield, who represents Borough Park and who worked with the DOT to identify the streets badly in need of resurfacing.

Residents in other parts of Greenfield’s council district, including Bensonhurst and Midwood, will also see their streets resurfaced during the summer.

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The streets slated for re-pavement include portions of 18th Avenue, 14th Avenue, 10th Avenue, 23rd Avenue, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 52nd Street, 57th Street, 60th Street, Ryder Avenue, Kings Highway, Ocean Avenue, East 18th Street, East 9th Street, Avenue I and Coney Island Avenue.

Greenfield (D-Borough park-Midwood-Bensonhurst) said he secured extra money in the city budget for road work projects.

“Every year I work with the Department of Transportation to ensure that streets in my district are prioritized for resurfacing,” Greenfield said. “I am thrilled that the DOT took our suggestion of repaving Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst streets this summer when many residents are out of town and school are not in session. That means less congestion on our local roads.”

Greenfield urged residents to be aware of the temporary “No Parking” signs that are posted by the DOT right before work is set to begin. Parked cars will need to relocate to accommodate the resurfacing projects.

“I’m glad that we were able to get many of our worst streets to be resurfaced this summer,” said Barry Spitzer, district manager of Community Board 12.

“We are very pleased that DOT is undertaking this work to ensure safer streets in our community. It’s appreciated that the repaving has been scheduled to minimize inconvenience to our residents and other community members,” Alvin M. Berk, the community board’s chairman.

Here is a list of streets to be repaved:

 

  • 18th Avenue between 46th Street and 61st Street.

  • 14th Avenue between 44th Street and 61st Street.

  • 23rd Avenue between Ave M and 61st Street.

  • 60th Street between Fourteenth Avenue and 24th Avenue.

  • 50th Street between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue.

  • 57th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 16th Avenue R.

  • Fort Hamilton Parkway between 49th Street and 61st Street.

  • 52nd Street between 8th Avenue and Dahill Road.

  • Coney Island Avenue between Avenue P and Avenue.

  • East 9th Street between Avenue P and Avenue V.

  • East 18th Street between Avenue I and Avenue O.

  • Ryder Avenue between McDonald Avenue and Ocean Parkway.

  • Ocean Avenue between Foster Avenue and Avenue K.

  • Kings Highway Between Ocean Avenue and Ocean Parkway

                                                           

For more information, call Greenfield’s office at 718-853-2704.


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