Sunday, August 23, 2009

Pulaski Bridge to go under the knife

By Ben Muessig, The Brooklyn Paper

You might want to avoid the Pulaski Bridge starting on Monday when the Greenpoint-to-Long Island City span gets a make-over.

Next week, workers will begin removing the upper layer of asphalt on the southbound lanes, the first step before hardhats fix the bridge’s grating and then lay down new asphalt surface.

The process will force the closure of two of the bridge’s southbound lanes every day between 9 am and 6 pm until Sept. 11.

While work is ongoing, flagmen will be on hand to direct traffic, according to a Department of Transportation statement.

1 comment:

Newtown Pentacle said...

I was up there today.
On the staircase (queens side) there was an 8.5x11 printout stating that the work would be finished by Halloween (finished in 60 days- in NYC- in an election year- the Borden Avenue Bridge is still in pieces on 8/23 and was meant to be finished July 1). There are spray painted markings on the cement on the pedestrian/bicycle lane. Guess which lanes are going to be closed?
If crossing this bridge is a part of your daily life, I'd suggest getting real familiar with the Greenpoint Avenue Bridge.