DOT to repave sections of Main Street in Flushing

By Madina Toure

The city Department of Transportation will begin resurfacing parts of Main Street in Flushing Monday night.

The DOT will resurface key portions of Main Street from Northern Boulevard to 38th Avenue and from 41st Avenue to Elder Avenue.

The work will last about two weeks, from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Monday to Friday. Overnight work will enable the agency to conduct the street maintenance but minimize the effects on traffic and all street uses along the corridor.

Resurfacing involves putting an asphalt overlay—a second layer of asphalt over existing asphalt—on a roadway.

During the project, traffic on Main Street will be maintained in both directions the first week and rerouted during the second week of work. There will be delays in the area of the work zones. All work is dependent on the weather.

As of Friday, the DOT had resurfaced 203 lane miles in the borough and 694 miles citywide this year.

City Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) allocated $300,000 this year for additional reconstruction at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue, which will take place in spring 2016.

Koo and the Downtown Flushing Transit Hub Business Improvement District, or Flushing BID, will be distributing fact sheets to Main Street businesses about the road repair in English, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and Gujarati Monday afternoon.

The fact sheets include information for businesses about the impact of the project, including parking restrictions, construction boundaries and contact information.

Reach reporter Madina Toure by e-mail at mtoure@cnglocal.com or by phone at (718) 260–4566.

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