DOT Creates Smooth, Even, and Resurfaced Streets throughout Boro Park
By Yehudit Garmaise
Sleek, even, newly surfaced streets are coming to Boro Park, thanks to the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT), which has started the process of resurfacing the neighborhoods main thoroughfares.
Long stretches of Boro Park streets are blocked off from 6 am to 6 pm this week, as DOT workers have been busy launching the first step of a neighborhood-wide street resurfacing project.
Before the DOT workers create smooth, new streets, however, the workers must first initiate a process called, milling, which creates an even base before the new, black tar can be carefully poured and smoothed over.
Milling removes the top layer of asphalt to even out the road, and according to Tomas Garita, DOT’s deputy press secretary, DOT workers are milling in Boro Park all week.
“Paving should follow 10-14 days after the milling is completed: to allow for any utility work to be completed prior to resurfacing,” Garita told BoroPark24.
Today, roads will be closed for milling on 46th Street, from New Utrecht Avenue until 18th Avenue.
Other streets that were closed for parts of this week are 50th Street from 8th Ave until New Utrecht, 53rd Street 14th Ave until 12th Avenue, and some more.
Residents are asked to heed the signs that announce when roads will be closed, so that the DOT does not have to tow cars to do its resurfacing work.
A full list of DOT’s resurfacing schedule can be found at https://nycstreets.net/PavementWorks/Project/WeeklyResurfacingSchedule/B