Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Middle Village residents blocked from their own driveways
From CBS 2:
Viewers called CBS2 with complaints, saying they’re parked in on their own driveways or parked out of their street in Middle Village due to a sewer project going on during the holidays.
Residents say their nerves are frayed.
The city’s Department of Design and Construction gave the green light to a $22 million capital sewer replacement project following decades of flooding on streets build over the landfill there.
The massive dig is taking years and the contractor has been on 74th Street since September.
“It’s major,” homeowner Gemma Cullen said. “You can’t get in the driveway. They block you in, you can’t get out.”
Parking tickets are a whopping $115.
“How can the residents here have company over for the holidays,” homeowner Jane Del Rosa said. “They can’t park anywhere.”
The contractor and the city have asked for patience and say the project is on target. Queens community board five is acting as a watchdog.