Drivers and bus riders traveling through Maspeth during evening hours this week can expect some delays as crews begin resurfacing a portion of Grand Avenue.
According to Community Board 5 (CB 5), contractors hired by the city Department of Transportation will begin removing the existing asphalt on Grand Avenue between 64th Street and the Long Island Expressway on Tuesday night at 9 p.m., weather permitting.
The work will continue through Thursday night, when crews are scheduled to resurface Grand Avenue between Rust Street and the Grand Street Bridge, in the heart of Maspeth’s industrial section.
All of the resurfacing work will take place from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the next morning; notices will be placed along the avenue prior to the project’s start. Parking will be prohibited where work is taking place; all cars found parked on each street can and will be towed away.
The resurfacing will also affect service on the Q58 and Q59 bus lines that travel along Grand Avenue. Riders should anticipate detours and delays on both routes while work is in progress.
Resurfacing of New York City streets occurs in two steps. After stripping off the top layers of asphalt (through a process called milling), workers return days or weeks later to install a new layer of asphalt. New street marking lines are painted shortly thereafter.
The board previously requested that Grand Avenue be resurfaced at night to minimize traffic disruptions in the commercial and adjacent residential areas, according to CB 5 District Manager Gary Giordano.