Friday, January 8, 2016
Taking too long to fix Douglaston streets
From the Queens Chronicle:
The mean streets of the Douglaston Manor Historic District, where much of the pavement is little more than rubble, sidewalks are collapsing and Belgian blocks separating stately homes from the roadways are in disarray, don’t look likely to see the needed repairs anytime soon.
The problems are that the damage is so extensive, the streets need complete reconstruction and the money has not been allocated to do it, according to the city Department of Transportation.
Now two of the area’s elected officials, Councilman Paul Vallone (D-Bayside) and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) are pressing the city to add the funding — $260 million — to its mid-fiscal year capital plan.
The $260 million does not include an unknown amount of money that would be necessary for the Department of Environmental Protection to upgrade underground infrastructure that also would likely need to be done, according to a letter Vallone received from Department of Transportation Queens Commissioner Nicole Garcia.
Well, at least they did something about Shore Road.
Posted by Queens Crapper at 8:47 AM
Labels: DEP, Department of Transportation, Douglaston, ed braunstein, funding, nicole garcia, Paul Vallone, repairs, streets
Be careful what you wish for, Douglaston. Last thing you want is for the DOT to come in and say none of your streets are up-to-federal-code/2016 legal for width or parking or visibility, and then start straightening, widening, tearing up trees and sidewalks and generally paving over your lovely 1920s community.
We are from the government and we are here to help!
It will turn into a capitol project, and be slated for 2027 fiscal year before it is postponed.
The property tax increase for the area applied next year will take care of the cost...
'Taking Too Long To Fix The City's Potholes'
Not even Douglaston is immune to the cancer destroying Queens.
I certainly hope the upgrades include vintage ala Queens Blvd. bike lanes.
Good luck Douglaston.
That area and parts of Little Neck has a lot of Republicans so they are really not represented. Take a look what happens during snow storms for example !!!
Politician John Duane couldn't get his own street plowed for days, people were on ski's.
Douglaston always complains. Try living in College Point.
Our streets are crap compared to you relatively well manicured community.
You are spoiled!
Douglaston?? What about the rest of the 5 borough's??
Don't fix them, it repels the bums that way
isn't this area filled marsh land? What did they expect to happen???
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