Ozone Park project to fix crumbling infrastructure

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A multimillion dollar project will rebuild some of Ozone Park’s crumbling infrastructure.

Councilmember Eric Ulrich announced the $45 million plan at the Ozone Park Civic Association’s March meeting.

The three-year project, starting in March 2014, would focus on new and upgraded sewage systems, street signs and traffic lights, according to Ulrich’s office. Final designs are expected to be completed this June, with a contract to develop the project planned for this December.

It would affect Albert Road from Cross Bay Boulevard to North Conduit Avenue and 150th Road from 95th Street to Centerville Street, according to the Daily News.

Ozone Civic President Howard Kamph said the project has been more than 30 years in the making and hopes it won’t be put off any more.

“It’s a project in need very badly,” he said. “I just hope they’re not delaying any longer than they’ve been delaying.”

Because of flooding and other problems, Kamph said potholes are normally fixed quickly but will wash out after only a few weeks. In the past the city would “just patch up the hole. Just come three weeks later and the potholes are open again,” he said.

“The people of Ozone Park have been waiting for this project for 30 years and I’m thrilled that their patience will finally pay off,” Ulrich said. “This project will do so much to make Centerville a better place to live and positively affect property values in the process.”

 

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