Extensive milling and resurfacing in Community District 5 — encompassing Ridgewood, Maspeth, Middle Village and Glendale — started this week on Monday, Sept. 20.
Gary Giordano, the board’s district manager, reported that the following roads are scheduled for improvements:
- 75th Avenue/Forest Avenue, from Decatur Street to 64th Street;
- Central Avenue from Cypress Hills Street to Myrtle Avenue, and from 69th Place to 73rd Place;
- Otto Road, from 69th Place to Cypress Hills Street;
- 70th Avenue, from 70th Street to Otto Road;
- Indiana Avenue, from the Dead End to 72nd Street;
- 72nd Street, from Central Avenue to Indiana Avenue;
- 71st Place from Central Avenue to Cooper Avenue;
- 72nd Place, from Edsall Avenue to Cooper Avenue;
- 64th Street from Cypress Hills Street to Myrtle Avenue;
- 64th Place, from Otto Road to Central Avenue;
- 65th St., from Central Avenue to Myrtle Avenue;
- 65th Place, from Myrtle Avenue to 70th Avenue;
- 66th Street, from Otto Road to Myrtle Avenue;
- 66th Place from Myrtle Avenue to Otto Road;
- 67th Street from Otto Road to 70th Avenue.;
- 67th Place, from Myrtle Avenue to Otto Road;
- 70th Street from 70th Avenue to Myrtle Avenue;
- 74th Avenue from 88th Street to Woodhaven Boulevard;
- Woodhaven Boulevard Service Road at Union Turnpike;
- Penelope Avenue, from Woodhaven Boulevard to 74th Street and from 71st Street to 69th Place;
- 77th Street, from Juniper Boulevard South to 66th Road;
- 77th Place, from Juniper Boulevard South to 66th Road;
- 75th Street, from 71st Avenue to Metropolitan Avenue;
- Gates Avenue, from Forest Avenue to Seneca Avenue, and Linden Street, from Cypress Avenue to Fairview Avenue;
- Myrtle Avenue, from Fresh Pond Road to Cooper Avenue; and
- Cypress Avenue, south of Myrtle Avenue
City Council member Robert Holden said that this road resurfacing is much needed.
“Road resurfacing can be a big inconvenience, as we all know,” Holden said. “But it’s necessary to keep our roads in good condition for the sake of safety and not destroying cars and other vehicles. I allocate as much funding to road resurfacing as I can, because it’s badly needed. So many of the roads all over New York are in terrible shape.”
A representative from the Department of Transportation said they are pleased to do these resurfacing projects.
“We are always happy to work collaboratively with Community Board 5 on high-priority streets, and this state of good repair resurfacing will improve the day-to-day lives of Ridgewood residents,” Brian Zumhagen from DOT said.