We’re assuming work on a sidewalk extension at Hicks and Old Fulton Street is part of the liveable streets makeover for Old Fulton Street announced this summer. DOT’s aim was to give priority to pedestrian access in the area. Improvements include a crosswalk at Old Fulton and Front, pedestrian medians and a bike lane connecting Dumbo with the waterfront greenway. You can see the comprehensive plan here.
DOT Looks to Revamp the Streets Near Pier 1 [Brownstoner]