Borough Park

DOT to repave Borough Park streets

Greenfield obtained additional funding for project

July 20, 2016 By Paula Katinas Brooklyn Daily Eagle
The roadway on 56th Street near 18th Avenue in Borough Park is one of several blocks set to be resurfaced by the Department of Transportation. Eagle photo by Paula Katinas
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Motorists who drive on pothole-plagued streets in three Brooklyn neighborhoods — Borough Park, Bensonhurst and Midwood — will soon be driving on much smoother roadways thanks to a Department of Transportation (DOT) project taking place this summer.

Councilmember David Greenfield, who represents the three neighborhoods, secured an additional $200,000 on top of what was already allocated in the city budget for the road work project. 

Repaving consistently ranks high among the priorities of constituents, according to Greenfield, who said residents often vote for street repairs in the annual participatory budgeting process.

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“Smoother streets are safer streets. Every year I work with the Department of Transportation and add extra funds to the budget to ensure that streets in my district are prioritized for resurfacing. Further, I am thrilled that the DOT took our suggestion of repaving Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst streets during the summer months when many residents are out of town and school is not in session. That means less congestion on our local roads,” said Greenfield (D-Borough Park-Midwood- parts of Bensonhurst).

Here is a list of the streets to be repaved:

  • 15th Avenue between Dahill Road and 45th Street and between 54th Street and 61st Street.

  • 19th Avenue between 47th Street and 53rd Street.

  • 53rd Street between 16th Avenue and 21st Avenue.

  • 55th Street between New Utrecht Avenue and 17th Avenue. 

  • 56th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 18th Avenue.

  • 58th Street between Eighth Avenue and New Utrecht Avenue. 

  • Ocean Parkway between Ditmas Avenue and Elmwood Avenue.

  • East Second Street between Avenue J and Bay Parkway and between Avenue M and Avenue P.

  • East Third Street between Foster Avenue and Bay Parkway and between Avenue M and Avenue P.

  • East 12th Street between Avenue L and Avenue P.

  • East 17th Street between Avenue H and Avenue P.

  • East 19th Street between Avenue L and Avenue P.

“Our community’s streets get a lot of use and need a lot of attention.  I sincerely appreciate Councilman Greenfield making them a priority in the city budget and give thanks also to DOT for understanding the importance of repaving during July and August when there are fewer cars on our roads,” said Community Board 12 Chairman Yidel Perlstein.

Greenfield urged residents to be aware of “No Parking” signs that are posted by the DOT just before work is set to begin. Parked cars will need to relocate so that resurfacing can happen.

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


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