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Shifting Gears on Bk. Truck Routes

DOT Eyes Changes In E. Wmbg.

Several roadways in the industrial section of East Williamsburg may soon be added to the city’s truck route network, according to the Department of Transportation (DOT).

The DOT will hold a public hearing on Friday, May 3, focused on a number of changes to the truck routes throughout Brooklyn.

Included among the proposed changes are extensions or additions of truck routes on East Williamsburg streets as recommended from the DOT truck route study in 2007 and requested by local industries and business owners.

The streets which the DOT plans to designate as local truck routes include the following:

– Gardner Avenue between Grand and Meadow streets;

– Harrison Avenue between Union and Flushing avenues;

– Johnson Avenue between Flushing and Morgan avenues;

– Knickerbocker Avenue between Flushing and Morgan avenues;

– Meadow Street between Gardner and Varick avenues;

– Morgan Avenue between Meeker and Flushing avenues;

– Union Avenue between Harrison and Flushing avenues; and

– Varick Avenue between Metropolitan and Flushing avenues.

Additionally, the DOT plans to subtract from the local truck route network a portion of Lorimer Street between Wallabout Street and Union Avenue.

The May 3 public hearing will take place at 1 p.m. at the DOT Brooklyn Borough Commissioner’s office, located at 16 Court St., Room 1620, in downtown Brooklyn.

Anyone who wishes to submit a comment in writing prior to the meeting may mail it to Joseph Palmieri, NYC Department of Transportation, 16 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11241. Comments may also be sent electronically by email to rules@dot.nyc.gov or at www.nyc.gov/nycrules.

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