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Westbound lanes of Jackie Robinson Parkway to close for repaving

THE COURIER/Photo by Anthony Giudice

With work on the eastbound side now complete, crews are ready to resurface the westbound lanes of the Jackie Robinson Parkway — a process that will lead to road closures beginning this evening.

Portions of the parkway’s westbound side will shut down on weeknights, Monday through Friday, from 11 p.m. until 5:30 a.m. the next morning, with the first closure scheduled for this evening. Additionally, segments of the parkway’s westbound lanes will be completely closed the next two weekends, Sept. 11 to 14 and Sept. 18 to 21, from 11 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. the following Monday morning.

The state Department of Transportation (DOT) is moving into the second half of its $17 million renovation of the 5-mile-long roadway between Jamaica and Pennsylvania avenues in Brooklyn and the Grand Central Parkway in Kew Gardens. Crews will remove the existing asphalt and make roadbed repairs where necessary, then apply a new layer of asphalt along with new markings and safety features such as reflectors.

Work on the eastbound side began in June and was completed last month.

Motorists who rely on the parkway will be directed to use detour routes and follow signs to exit and re-enter the parkway. The detour route — which runs through Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Glendale, Woodhaven and Ridgewood — includes the following segments:

  • Union Turnpike between the Grand Central Parkway and Myrtle Avenue;
  • Myrtle Avenue between Union Turnpike and Cooper Avenue;
  • Cooper Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Cypress Hills Street;
  • Cypress Hills Street between Cooper and Cypress avenues;
  • Cypress Avenue between Cypress Hills Street and Cooper Avenue;
  • Cooper Avenue and Cooper Street (in Brooklyn) between Cypress and Bushwick avenues; and
  • Bushwick Avenue between Cooper Street and Pennsylvania Avenue.

All work is scheduled to be completed by November. For more information, call 511 or visit the DOT’s website.

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