It’s been a rocky road to the reconstruction of Columbia Street, a $17 million, city-helmed project that was supposed to be completed this fall. Workers have been tearing up the thoroughfare for nearly two years, and most of it is still under construction. At present Columbia Street sports more potholes than stretches of unmarred pavement, making it rough going for cars and bicyclists alike. Given the current state of the street, the city’s target completion date seems improbable, and we have to wonder how the constant construction has affected nearby retail and residents. How big a pain in the ass has it been for area residents? Think it will have all been worth it when all’s said and (hopefully) done?
Columbia Street Project Notice [nyc.gov]