Councilman David Greenfield is looking to plug the sinkhole on 53rd Street before it swallows the whole neighborhood.
According to a press release, Greenfield is working closely with the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Transportation to make sure that the sinkhole on 53rd Street, just east of 16th Avenue doesn’t cause more damage. As of now, 53rd Street is full of cracks and depressions, causing a torrent of complaints from local residents fearful of the worsening driving conditions.
The sinkhole formed when a water main broke three weeks ago along 53rd Street between 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue. Greenfield was optimistic that with his prodding, city agencies were well on their way to making progress in repairing the sinkhole.
“I am pleased that this important stretch of road will be repaired as soon as possible to eliminate this dangerous condition. I share the concerns of local drivers about the damage this sinkhole was causing to vehicles, and the fact that many drivers were swerving to avoid it. One of my top priorities is ensuring that our local infrastructure is regularly maintained and immediately repaired when necessary, so getting these repairs completed is a major focus of mine,” Greenfield said.