FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Press Release #14-29
Scott Gastel/Nicholas Mosquera (212) 839-4850
NYC DOT to Dispatch 100 Pothole Crews This Weekend and Resurface Key Portions of the Belt Parkway as Citywide Roadway Repair Efforts Continue
50 crews will address potholes on streets and highways each day this weekend following resurfacing work on the Belt Parkway this evening
Additional blitzes to come each weekend this season as part of the pothole plan announced this week
As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadway repair during the active winter season, 100 pothole crews will be dispatched this weekend to residential streets and arterial highways across the five boroughs. During this period, motorists should expect occasional delays and DOT requests they drive cautiously, especially near the agency’s roadway crews.
Additionally, DOT crews will be resurfacing key portions of the westbound Belt Parkway between Flatbush Avenue and Knapp Street this evening, Friday, February 21. Two of three lanes will be closed between 8:30 p.m. and 5:30 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday, February 22. This partial closure will allow for targeted resurfacing of areas requiring maintenance, including both milling and paving in only one evening, speeding the reopening of this stretch of the roadway. The New York State Department of Transportation will also be resurfacing portions of the eastbound Staten Island Expressway between Bradley Avenue and Manor Road between 9:00 p.m. this evening and 5:30 a.m. tomorrow. Motorists are urged to avoid these areas during work hours if possible and use alternate routes.
Already this year, DOT has addressed more than 117,648 potholes citywide and these weekend blitzes are just one part of the comprehensive roadway repair plan announced by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner Polly Trottenberg this week in response to this season’s heavy snow. For more information about these comprehensive efforts to address potholes and maintain more than 6,000 miles of roadway, please visit nyc.gov/dot. Members of the public may report a pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.