Neighbors on 20th Avenue in Whitestone, who were against the one-block widening of their street that began in May, had another unwelcome surprise Friday night when work continued late into the night.
20th Avenue Widening Includes Night Work
The $1.2 million widening of 20th Avenue from Parsons Boulevard to the expressway service road includes new sewers, street lighting, trees and sidewalk. The goal is to alleviate traffic congestion.
In western Queens, the city changed its mind on closing Eliot Avenue for 2 months round the clock:
In Reversal, City Supports 4-Month Eliot Work Plan
City officials reportedly changed their minds after realizing that they would not be able to find enough traffic control officers to ensure the safe passage of pedestrians and motorists, once full-time roadwork on Eliot Avenue began diverting vehicles to overtaxed roads nearby.
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