DOT To Repave Bensonhurst, Boro Park Streets

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The following is a press release from the offices of Councilman David Greenfield:

Councilman David G. Greenfield has successfully fought to have two of the worst stretches of streets in Brooklyn, which have long been a source of frustration for residents, included in the city Department of Transportation’s upcoming spring and summer repaving schedule. Greenfield received the good news today when Brooklyn DOT Commissioner Joseph Palmieri notified him that both 50th Street in Boro Park and Avenue P in Midwood and Bensonhurst will be completely resurfaced over the next few months.

Greenfield personally showed Commissioner Palmieri the extremely poor condition of these streets during a recent tour of the district, and again demanded that they be repaved during a City Council oversight hearing last week on the condition of New York City streets.

According to the Commissioner’s office, Avenue P between 65th Street and Ocean Parkway will be repaved by early June, and 50th Street between 8th Avenue and 18th Avenue in Boro Park will be repaved in July to minimize the impact on the main thoroughfare.

“I am thrilled that the Department of Transportation agreed to my many requests over the past two years to repave both 50th Street and Avenue P. My thanks goes out to Brooklyn Commissioner Joe Palmieri for taking the time to personally inspect streets throughout my district with me and to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Kahn for agreeing to include these two in the upcoming repaving cycle. This is great news for everyone who uses these streets, especially drivers and cyclists who are tired of dodging potholes as they travel through the area. I look forward to the completion of this project, and will continue to work with the DOT on other necessary repairs to help make our streets safer,” said Greenfield.

Residents are asked to report any other streets that are in need of repairs or other transportation-related matters, such as problems with signage, to Greenfield’s district office at (718) 853-2704.