After several streets within CB 5 were listed on the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) tentative priority list for resurfacing, it was announced recently that 13 roads in northern Maspeth and southern Middle Village will get resurfaced.
Beginning in October or November, the streets are slated to be milled — a process in which the top layer of asphalt is removed from the street — followed by the application of the new asphalt to complete the repaving.
“They’re here milling in preparation for resurfacing,” said Gary Giordano, district manager for CB 5. “A lot of the streets on the list are in either northern Maspeth or the older portion of Middle Village, south Middle Village to most. I’m pleased that roadways in those two areas are getting resurfaced, especially in the northern part of Maspeth, especially since the avenues are in less than fair condition.
The following areas are scheduled for resurfacing:
- 58th Place between Maspeth Avenue and Grand Avenue
- Woodward Avenue from Metropolitan Avenue to Troutman Street
- Stanhope Street between Grandview and Seneca avenues
- 60th Lane from Flushing Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue
- 60th Street from Flushing Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue
- 60th Drive between 60th Street and Fresh Pond Road
- 60th Place between Metropolitan Avenue and Eliot Avenue
- 63rd Street from 59th Drive to Flushing Avenue
- 58th Road from 64th Street to 66th Street
- 66th Street between 58th Road and 59th Avenue
- 59th Avenue from 66th Street to Fresh Pond Road
- 64th Street between Flushing Avenue and 59th Drive
- Aubrey Avenue from 88th Street to Metropolitan Avenue
“They’re going to resurface that portion of Woodward Avenue between Metropolitan and [Troutman]. That street there is very deteriorated,” Giordano said. “There is a lot truck traffic in that area. Two things that will really improve the look of the street and will give people a better outlook on their street is if the resurfacing is done properly and if street trees are planted. It will give the street a better look and give people a better outlook on their block.”