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Press Release #14-24

Scott Gastel/Nicholas Mosquera (212) 839-4850

NYC DOT To Resurface Additional Portions Of The Belt Parkway As Citywide Seasonal Pothole Repair Efforts Continue

Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue tonight; 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 eastbound Belt Parkway between Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue this evening, providing a safer, smoother roadway for Brooklyn drivers. This evening, Tuesday, February 11, two of three eastbound lanes will be closed between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, February 12. This partial closure will allow for a targeted resurfacing of areas requiring maintenance, including both milling and paving in only one evening in each direction, eliminating rough roadways for drivers and speeding 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 marks the latest in several additional, overnight maintenance efforts along the Belt planned for the coming weeks, which will be announced as details are available. This resurfacing is the latest effort as DOT roadway crews continue their seasonal pothole and street maintenance work as part of the response to this season’s heavy snow. Already this year, DOT has addressed more than 79,500 potholes across the city, including more than 22,400 in Brooklyn and more than 31,000 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, and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.