Grooved and cratered from an epic winter, an ambitious repaving of Boro Park and Flatbush roads is set to begin, now that many residents are away for the summer and streets are less crowded with traffic.
Councilmen David Greenfield and Chaim Deutsch, Democrats who represent the area, announced a schedule for the milling, along with extra funds in the city’s Transportation Department budget to pay for it. Greenfield allocated an additional $200,000 to the budget so that more streets in his district could be paved over.
The streets slated for re-pavement include portions of 18th, 14th, 10th and 23rd avenues, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 52nd, 57th and 60th streets, Ryder Avenue, Kings Highway, Ocean Avenue, East 18th Street, East 9th Street, Avenue I and Coney Island Avenue.
The city will be posting temporary “No Parking” before work begins.
“Smoother streets are safer streets,” Greenfield noted.