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Restrictions to curbside and driveway access to affect Cypress Avenue

By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

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Residents living along Cypress Avenue between Vermont Place and Clover Place will have restricted access to their driveways through Friday, April 24.

Access to driveways and curbside parking will be restricted from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. as a result of the installation of a new storm sewer by the city Department of Design and Construction (DDC).

The DDC was to have posted “no parking” signs in affected areas in advance of the disruption.

Access to driveways will be restricted within 100 feet of the trench during work hours, but one lane of traffic will be maintained at all times, according to a press release.

Residents may also see a disruption in their water, gas, electric and cable service for approximately one to two hours.

Community members who have any questions or concerns or would like to learn more about the project can call Torre Cole, community construction liaison, at 646-242-6734 or send an email to qed990ccl@gmail.com.


Sewers will relieve water woes on Metropolitan Avenue

| brennison@queenscourier.com

Photo Courtesy of Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley

A current of constituent complaints, along with a wave of support from a local councilmember, has turned the tide for an oft-flooded local stretch of road.

Metropolitan Avenue between 80th Street and Cooper Avenue will receive a new storm sewer system to help relieve flooding, Councilmember Elizabeth Crowley recently announced.

Work began on Monday, March 5.

“For too long, even the slightest rain created dangerous flooding conditions on Metropolitan Avenue near St. John Cemetery,” said Crowley.

The road which cuts through the burial ground is often reduced to a river following any rainfall, creating traffic buildup and dangerous black ice when the water freezes during winter.

“I’m pleased to have worked with DEP [the Department of Enviornmental Protection] to remedy this nuisance for the community,” Crowley said. “Repairs like these are an investment in our neighborhoods that will improve the quality of life for residents for years to come.”

Crowley first wrote to the DEP in April of 2010 asking for the agency to investigate the area’s “ongoing problem” of four lanes of flooding and the potential health hazard of standing water.

Twenty-four inch storm sewers will be installed along with a catch basin to help alleviate the flooding in the area, a DEP spokesperson said.

The agency said the work should be completed by mid-June.