City Councilman John Liu (D−Flushing) is hoping that an emergency sewer fix will stem the constant flooding in neighborhoods along the Whitestone Expressway, where plans for a broader storm drain project have been thwarted by a lack of funding.
Liu’s chief of staff, John Choe, said the city Department of Environmental Protection had nearly completed work last week to install two new catch basins along 28th Road near the Whitestone Expressway. The area has been plagued by flooding because of a lack of adequate storm drains and while a sewer restructuring has been planned, funding problems have kept its implementation on the shelf.
City to fix road flooding
No funds for sewers, eh? But we have money for Willets Point?