Brooklyn – Council Members David G. Greenfield and Mark Treyger and Senator Simcha Felder are demanding that the road on Ocean Parkway be fixed immediately. Last month, the Councilmen and the Senator wrote two separate letters to the New York State Commissioner of the Department of Transportation (DOT) urging the road be fixed promptly. Although the New York State DOT assured the elected officials that the road would be repaired by 2017, Greenfield, Treyger and Felder are demanding that some work begin now. Ocean Parkway, which is shared by all three representatives, stretches from Church Avenue to Avenue Z.
“The condition of Ocean Parkway is horrendous. I have received numerous calls and complaints to my office about huge potholes, crumbling pavement and the general terrible condition of this roads. We cannot wait any longer for the Ocean Parkway to be fixed,” said Councilman Greenfield.
“The current state of Ocean Parkway is absolutely unacceptable and must be addressed now on behalf of thousands of residents who rely on this main thoroughfare each day. This has clearly become a legitimate safety issue that is putting drivers at risk due to the potholes and broken pavement along the entire stretch of Ocean Parkway. We are once again asking that the state move forward with its planned repairs immediately instead of waiting for this situation to get even worse. My thanks to Councilman Greenfield and Senator Felder for their leadership on this important issue impacting our communities,” said Councilman Treyger.
“I have written New York City’s Department of Transportation many times to demand that they repair this major roadway. New York City is obligated to pave this road and keep it free from potholes and other safety hazards. Delaying repairs could G-d forbid result in vehicular or pedestrian accidents to the thousands of people who use this city road on a daily basis,” said Senator Felder.
Last Spring, Councilmen Greenfield and Treyger urged Mayor de Blasio to reconsider changing the speed limit on Ocean Parkway from 30 miles per hour to 25 miles per hour. Brooklyn’s Ocean Parkway was constructed as the major roadway throughout central and southern Brooklyn. The parkway is heavily trafficked since there are no parallel roads of similar capacity.