Reconstruction of Linden Place started in the spring of 2009 and was expected to be completed in the fall.
The first phase of the project, between 28th Avenue to 23rd Avenue, is nearing completion and is expected to open to the public this spring, according to an EDC spokesman. This is expected to provide direct access to the Whitestone Expressway and alleviate traffic flow within the College Point Corporate Park.
But the second phase, which covers 132nd Street from 23rd Avenue to 20th Avenue, will start this spring, the spokesman said. This would connect 20th Avenue and Linden Place and help alleviate traffic.
Work on the second phase requires the construction of a surcharge, which has to settle, he added. It also needs to pass a review process before construction of the roadway can begin.
The EDC spokesman said constructing a brand new roadway alongside a wetland is a complicated process that would require extensive mediation and new surcharge work.
But he said the new roadway would help connect the current College Point Corporate Park roadways in a way that will alleviate traffic congestion.