Brooklyn–Councilman David G. Greenfield has announced an ambitious summer street re-pavement schedule throughout Borough Park, Midwood and Bensonhurst. 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 secured extra money in this year’s budget for these crucial road work projects.
“Every year I work with the Department of Transportation (DOT) to ensure that streets in my district are prioritized for resurfacing. Smoother streets are safer streets. That’s why I added extra funds to the budget to make sure that my district is prioritized. I am thrilled that the DOT took our suggestion of repaving Boro 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,” said Councilman Greenfield.
Greenfield asks that residents please be aware of temporary “No Parking” signs that are posted by the DOT right before work is set to begin. Parked cars will need to relocate so that resurfacing can happen. Residents who have any questions about should call Councilman Greenfield’s office at (718) 853 2704.
“I’m glad that we were able to get many of our worst streets to be resurfaced this summer. I especially would like to thank Councilman Greenfield for once again allocating additional funds for street repaving, allowing us to add streets that wouldn’t otherwise make the list,” 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, Chairman of Community Board 14.
Every year the Department of Transportation repaves certain roads throughout different community boards. Councilman Greenfield has worked closely with the DOT and local Community Boards to improve safety and traffic flow along streets through the installation of traffic lights, street lights, stop signs and speed bumps when needed.
Greenfield places a priority on advocating for drivers in Brooklyn. Also making life easier for drivers, Councilman Greenfield’s muni-meter legislation, which allows drivers to pre-pay muni-meters one hour before the meter regulations is in effect as of July 1st. The law also makes meters shut off and not accept payment when the driver is not required to pay for parking or when a muni-meter runs out of the paper required to print muni-meter tickets.
Finally, all of this important work is scheduled for the summer months when schools are closed and many people are away on vacation. This way paving causes the least possible inconvenience for drivers and is fresh and ready to make commutes easier and safer for all once the school year begins.
The full lists of streets to be repaved affecting Greenfield’s district is below:
- 18th Avenue between 46 Street and 61 Street
- 14th Avenue between 44 Street and 61 Street
- 23rd Avenue between Ave M and 61 Street
- 60th Street between 14th avenue and 24th avenue
- 50th Street between 14th Avenue and 15th Avenue
- 57th Street between Fort Hamilton Parkway and 16th Avenue
- Fort Hamilton Parkway between 49thStreet and 61 Street
- 52nd Street between 8th Avenue and Dahill Road.
- Coney Island Avenue between Avenue P and Avenue R
- East 9th Street between Avenue P and Avenue V
- East 18th Street between Avenue I and Avenue O
- Ryder Avenue between McDonald and Ocean Parkway
- Ocean Avenue between Foster Avenue and Avenue K
- Kings Highway Between Ocean Avenue and Ocean Parkway