Brooklyn, NY – Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) sat down last week for a productive lunch meeting pertaining to a three-year project on Ocean Parkway to improve pedestrian and bicycle safety. In meeting with Charles O’Shea, Director of Government Affairs and External Relations for the New York State Department of Transportation, Assemblyman Hikind also raised potential issues regarding construction plans, and how it could affect residents of the community and commuters who use Ocean Parkway.
“This is a major thoroughfare that thousands of people use on a daily basis,” Assemblyman Hikind said, “so we need to ensure residents of our community that this process will go as smoothly as possible.”
The construction project, slated to begin in the spring of 2016, will feature updated traffic signals, signage and ramps to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety, as well as traffic flow. To conclude construction, Ocean Parkway will undergo a concrete pavement makeover instead of asphalt, providing for a much sturdier and long-lasting thoroughfare.
After meeting with O’Shea, Hikind offered suggestions to further improve the traffic flow along Ocean Parkway.
“Through looking over the construction plans for Ocean Parkway, there are certainly some things we can address moving forward,” said Hikind, who expressed gratitude for the meeting. “It is our hope that with the help from the New York State Department of Transportation, we can help make traveling along Ocean Parkway a much more pleasant experience for all parties involved.”