The Long Island City/Hunters Point area is about to get a $40 million infrastructure and roadway upgrade through funding allocated by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Most of the roadways in the Hunters Point area have not been reconstructed since the beginning of the 20th Century, according to Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg. With Long Island City’s explosion of residential and commercial growth, plus the City’s emphasis on traffic safety stemming from Vision Zero, this area was identified as due for a makeover.
Well this should be applied to the entire borough, if not the city, no? Infrastructure everywhere is shot and overdevelopment is everywhere.
Also, in years long past, the infrastructure upgrades were put in BEFORE upzoning, not as an afterthought.