Saturday, April 27, 2013

Cooper Ave underpass reconstruction is long overdue

From the Daily News:

A stretch of road in Glendale prone to chronic flooding is set to get a multi-million dollar facelift within months, officials said Tuesday.

Cooper Ave. between 74th and 79th streets will get a new retainer wall, catch basins and sidewalks installed by the city Department of Design and Construction for this summer, an agency official said.

“We are installing new structural concrete, new concrete parapet and underpass walls and catch basins,” said DDC spokesman Craig Chin. “It should be complete by this summer.”
Community leaders hailed the news of the $6 million dollar project.

Glendale Civic Association President Kathy Masi said the avenue has been plagued by issues for quite some time.

“It needed to be repaired,” she said. “It’s an expensive fix-up and they could use every penny. It’s had a lot of problems for a long time, including the flooding.”

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