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NYC DOT to Resurface Portions of Main Street in Flushing, Queens from Northern Boulevard to 38th Avenue and from 41st Avenue to Elder AveWork will take place from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. beginning early next week, weather permitting
As the New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) continues to address roadways across the five boroughs this year, crews will be milling and resurfacing key portions of Main Street in Flushing, Queens from Northern Boulevard to 38th Avenue, and from 41st Avenue to Elder Avenue.
Resurfacing work will begin early next week and will last for approximately two weeks, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. to provide a safer, smoother roadway for Queens drivers. Overnight work allows DOT to perform this critical street maintenance, while minimizing the impacts on traffic and all street uses along this well-used corridor.
“We are excited to kick off the much-awaited resurfacing project along Main Street to provide smoother streets for businesses, residents and visitors alike,” said DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia. “This project addresses nearly four lane miles along this critical corridor, and DOT will be looking to do more paving along Main Street and throughout Flushing as part of additional future projects to keep our streets in a state of good repair.”
“Businesses and residents alike appreciate the DOT’s efforts in prioritizing and accelerating this much-needed resurfacing project,” said Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. “These long-awaited roadway improvements will make Main Street safer and more conducive to the vibrant economy in the heavily commercial district of Downtown Flushing. We ask drivers to take extra care and patience around the work zones during this brief yet critical maintenance period so that the city may pave a smoother ride.”
“Main Street is one of the most heavily-used corridors in the borough. It is only a block and a half from my district office and I have experienced first-hand the pot holes and unevenness of Main Street and the adjacent roadways. This resurfacing project will improve travel conditions for both pedestrians and drivers and in the end, will make for an even better commercial district,” said State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. “I commend the Department of Transportation for addressing this much needed maintenance and Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia for her hands-on approach in responding not only to the conditions on Main Street, but to all the needs of the Flushing community.”
“This paving comes at a critical time of growth for our neighborhood. I want to thank Commissioner Garcia for ensuring that our roadways stay safe for our families and for overseeing that this work happens in a timely manner. I look forward to working with the Commissioner and the Department of Transportation on more projects to improve Northeast Queens’ streets,” said Assemblywoman Nily Rozic.
“I’d like to offer my thanks to our new borough commissioner for heeding the endless calls from my office and the community to address the hazardous road conditions on Main Street,” said Council Member Peter Koo. “For years, commuters and pedestrians in Flushing have endured a road surface more akin to the surface of the moon than one suited to one of the busiest thoroughfares in the city. This resurfacing is part of a larger effort to completely overhaul Main Street that includes $300,000 allocated by my office this year for additional reconstruction at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue to take place in Spring 2016. Upon completion, downtown Flushing will finally have a Main Street worthy of its name.”
During this resurfacing project traffic on Main Street will be maintained in both directions the first week, and rerouted during the second week of work. Motorists should anticipate delays in the vicinity of the work zones. All work is weather dependent.
This resurfacing is the latest effort as DOT crews continue their efforts to maintain more than 6,000 miles of roadway citywide. As of this week, DOT has resurfaced 203 lane miles in Queens, and 694 lane miles citywide this calendar year.
For information about DOT’s ongoing efforts to address potholes and roadway maintenance, please visit www.nyc.gov/dot, and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.
Work Zone: Northern Boulevard to 38th Avenue, and 41st Avenue to Elder Avenue
Hours: Approximately 9:00 pm – 5:00 am, Monday – Friday (weather permitting)