Several streets in Douglaston will get some much-needed tender loving care this fall.
Starting on Oct. 29, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is repaving eight Douglas Manor Streets, according to Councilman Paul Vallone. The road resurfacing was originally planned for March 2019 but the long-awaited repairs will come months ahead of schedule.
The following streets will be resurfaced from Oct. 30 to Nov. 2:
- Bayview Avenue from Douglas Road to Shore Road
- Douglas Road from West Drive to Warwick Avenue
- Kenmore Road from Douglas Road to Shore Road
- Knollwood Avenue from Shore Road to Douglas Road
- Richmond Road from Douglas Road to Shore Road
- Warwick Avenue from Shore Road to Douglas Road
- Grosvenor Street from Douglas Road to Shore Road
- Beverly Road from Shore Road to Douglas Road
DOT will repave the entirety of the eight listed streets, which run east to west through the neighborhood, and a large portion of Douglas Road.
“I thank Commissioner Garcia for initiating this project before the start of the winter season,” said Councilman Vallone. “We have taken great strides towards addressing the street conditions that plague this neighborhood and will soon be one step closer to a complete renewal of the streets in Douglas Manor that have not seen repair for decades.”
For years, Vallone has called on the DOT and the mayor’s office to address the “deplorable conditions” of the roads in Douglas Manor. In 2015, the councilman asked the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to allocate money in the city’s budget for the necessary street repairs and had conversations with DOT to develop a multi-year phased plan to resurface streets throughout Douglas Manor.
Following those conversations, DOT repaved three major arteries which run north to south along the length of Douglas Manor: West Drive, East Drive and Center Drive. The current street work is a continuation of the repairs DOT completed in 2016.
“We appreciate your support and continued partnership to deliver safer, smoother streets for your constituents. We will be sure to keep you updated on this work and look forward to working with you and the Douglas Manor community on the future streets to be paved next year,” said the DOT in a letter to Vallone.
See the map below to see which streets are getting repaved.