New York State Department of Transportation
Two eastbound lanes on the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway were set to shut down Monday night, as state Department of Transportation crews began a resurfacing project.
The swings in temperature have carved out craters in roads across the Tri-State Area and cars that were buried by plows now have a coating of ice, making for interesting escape plans.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Connecticut-bound traffic from I-84/684 will detour onto Route 6 in Brewster for about 18 hours.
Crews will add another three inches of asphalt along 900 feet of the parkway later this month in an effort to reduce minor spells of flooding, which sends detouring traffic through village streets.
Interstate 84 has been shut down this weekend, as New York State crews slide prefab bridge decks into place.
Ocean Parkway in Brooklyn is considered one of the borough’s most dangerous streets for pedestrians, and a woman’s recent death on the roadway has some residents angry.
The New York State Department of Transportation is planning safety improvements along the 16-mile highway. Businesses and residents have written to the state, asking to be consulted.
Drivers can expect headaches starting at 5 a.m. on Tuesday so the bridge over Boston Post Road in Pelham Manor can be upgraded. Work is scheduled to wrap up on Saturday, according to the DOT.
The senator took up the issue following a bridge underpass strike on the Hutchinson Parkway earlier that month.
State Sen. Charles Fuschillo said the truck strikes have cost taxpayers $7 million on Long Island alone. He has announced plans to hold a hearing on the issue at Farmingdale State College to try to solve the issue.
The sign replacement project will begin at the city line heading east-bound. There will be lane closures as crews work on the upgrades one mile at a time, from 10:30 p.m. to 6 a.m. five nights a week.
One woman said all the shaking and rattling from the ongoing construction project has cracked the foundation of her home.
Just off of Dyckman Street — and steps away from the busy Harlem River Drive — sits the park, which consists of five acres of beautifully restored parkland.