The Nostrand Avenue Reconstruction Takes Off

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Yesterday the Department of Design and Construction’s massive project to reconstruct Nostrand Avenue from Flushing to Atlantic Avenue, and Empire Boulevard to Farragut Road, began. As Bed Stuy Patch noted last week, “The total project will cost $23,508,884; take place Mondays through Fridays, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; last 2 ½ years (concluding in fall 2014); and will be administered in three phases: Phase I: Nostrand Ave between Greene and Flushing; Phase 2: Nostrand Ave between Atlantic and Halsey; and Phase 3: Nostrand Ave between Halsey and Greene Ave.” After all is said and done, Nostrand Avenue will have the Select Bus Service; major roadway reconstruction; new pedestrian ramps, curbs, and sidewalks; the installation of a water main; as well as new traffic lights, trees, tree pits and lighting. Here’s a DOT presentation with more details on the SBS as it pertains to Nostrand Avenue. And here’s a DDC notice outlining what to expect and where to address any concerns.
Nostrand Avenue Readies for Repair [Bed Stuy Patch]

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