FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #14-19
February 6, 2014
Scott Gastel/Nicholas Mosquera (DOT), 212-839-4850
NYC DOT to Resurface Portions of the Belt Parkway, Improving Travel Conditions for Drivers as Citywide Pothole Repair Efforts Continue
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue tonight and two westbound lanes closed tomorrow night; motorists are advised to use alternate routes
Targeted stretches to be milled and paved in one night, reducing impacts on drivers and providing safer, smoother travel as DOT addresses roadways this winter
As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadways across the five boroughs during the active winter season, crews will be resurfacing key portions of the Belt Parkway between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue beginning this evening, providing a safer, smoother roadway for Brooklyn drivers. This evening, Thursday, February 6, two of three eastbound lanes will be closed between 8:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Friday, February 7. Beginning Friday evening, two of three westbound lanes will be closed between 8:30 p.m. and 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 8. During these work hours, eastbound drivers can use Exit 9A towards Knapp St. and Sheepshead Bay while westbound drivers can use Exit 11N for northbound Flatbush Avenue or 11S for southbound Flatbush Ave. and the Rockaways. These partial closures will allow for a targeted resurfacing of areas requiring maintenance, including both milling and paving in only one evening in each direction. This one-day process eliminates any rough roadways for drivers and speeds the reopening of this stretch of the Belt. During this project, motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes.
This work marks the first of several targeted, overnight maintenance efforts along the Belt planned for the coming weeks, and details on those will be announced as they become available. This resurfacing comes as DOT roadway crews ramp up their seasonal pothole and street maintenance work as part of their continuing response to this season’s heavy snow. Already this year, DOT has addressed more than 61,000 potholes across the city, including nearly 17,000 in Brooklyn and more than 24,000 on arterial roadways like the Belt. For information about DOT’s ongoing efforts to address potholes and maintain more than 6,000 miles of roadway, please visit nyc.gov/dot, and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.