CORRECTION (5/30/2012 @ 11:14 a.m.): Looks like our source was flat out wrong on this one. We just got a call from Community Board 15 Chairperson Theresa Scavo, who told us that this is not part of the MTA track work as we originally stated, but rather a staging area for construction on the Belt Parkway.
The project is overseen by the Department of Design and Construction, and will be a rehabilitation of the Belt Parkway from Coney Island Avenue to Knapp Street. At a cost of $8.3 million, it includes the milling and repaving of the road in two sections – Coney Island Avenue to East 26th Street, and Brown Street to Knapp Street. They will also be replacing or making repairs to catch basins, storm sewers and landscaping, according to a city notice.
Construction is currently slated to finish by November 2012.nue and East 26th Street, and Brown and Knapp Streets.
MTA workers have spent the last week or two preparing a new staging site for construction along the Brighton Line, underneath the tracks adjacent to the westbound Belt Parkway.
Trucks and other equipment will enter the site from Shore Parkway at East 14th Street, a congested stretch of roadway prone to speeders, nestled in between an exit ramp and an entrance ramp to the highway.
The authority set up a similar staging area in March two blocks away, on East 15th Street between Avenue Y and Avenue Z, and work on that section appears to be wrapping up.