The delay in start of construction of the Metropolitan Avenue Bridge reconstruction project highlights a list of other major projects in west Queens that have been set back.
Department of Design and Construction
Safer streets are coming soon to four Queens middle and elementary schools. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) confirmed it has selected a construction company to make adjustments around the schools to increase safety, as a part of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Safe Routes to Schools program. The safe routes program is a [...]
Far Rockaway residents are flooded with problems, and say they have no life raft. Bay 32nd Street regularly experiences heavy flooding. In August, those concerned came together with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to voice their concerns. DC representatives in charge of repairs and upgrades explained, in detail, the overall improvement plan and [...]
Call it the Myrtle Avenue makeover. Community Board 5 (CB5) is in favor of the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) plan to transform the corner of Myrtle and 71st Avenues into a pedestrian plaza. The plan to makeover the space was almost fully accepted at the board’s most recent transportation committee meeting, except for a few [...]
A deteriorating Glendale underpass is getting a makeover. Come summer, it will be safer for both cars passing underneath and trains chugging overhead. However, the community says there are still issues in the area that need to be addressed. The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) took on the current $6 million capital reconstruction project [...]
Fear of another Sandy is altering plans for the Queens Library’s upcoming Hunter’s Point destination. The land supporting the 21,500-square-foot facility, to be located at Center Boulevard and 48th Avenue on the banks of the East River, will be graded an extra foot higher to avoid any possible flooding that could occur during another Sandy-type [...]
Over 106 years, some structures become staples of their communities. This is the sentiment one Elmhurst civic association has expressed regarding the neighborhood’s historic library, which is set to be torn down and replaced with a larger, more modern facility. Members of the Newtown Civic Association are puzzled by Queens Library’s decision to destroy the [...]