Summer: A Time for Road Work?

For many, summer is a time for road trips.  However, I’ve noticed in the past few years (possibly 2020 is excluded for COVID reasons) this is when road repaving and etc. gets done.  This is a purely personal perspective based on the streets I travel regularly. 

On June 29th I spied the New York City Dept. of Transportation (DOT) working on the southbound Meeker Avenue by Metropolitan Avenue replacing the bollards dividing the right turn lane to North 6th Street from the turn lane to Metropolitan Avenue during the end of the morning’s rush hour.  These bollards are constantly getting replaced as drivers who realize they wanted to turn right on Metropolitan and not North 6th drive through the bollards to get in the proper lane.  Another odd statistic about that corner is that the walk signs get removed or switched occasionally.  This corner is presently missing two walk signs.


Checking the DOT’s Weekly Resurfacing Schedule, June 28–June 30 are listed as the resurfacing dates for Nassau Avenue from Diamond Street to Varick Street.  Richardson Street from Meeker Avenue to Kingsland Avenue will be worked on from June 30–July 2* is Richardson Street from Meeker Avenue for Kingsland Avenue. On July 2*, Catherine Street From Grand Street To Metropolitan Avenue is listed to be resurfaced.  The * signifies that work could continue after this date as the weekly schedule covers 6/27/2021 to 7/3/2021.  You can find the schedules for other locations and future weeks here: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/motorist/resurfintro.shtml

Work on bike paths has been seen in the area. This has caused last minute (and possibly unsafe) detours.  

The DOT is currently conducting a survey to gather insight in developing the NYC Streets Plan — a five-year transportation plan to improve the safety, accessibility, and quality of the City’s streets for all New Yorkers.  You can access this survey here: https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/html/about/nyc-streets-plan.shtml

Author: Lori Ann Doyon

Managing editor, head writer, and lead photographer of Greenline | North Brooklyn News since October 2014. Resident of Williamsburg, Brooklyn since 1990.

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