Councilman Vincent Gentile’s office says that the Department of Transportation will begin much-needed road repairs to 86th Street on Monday.
Contractors will begin scraping off the battered top layer of asphalt, a process called milling, between Gatling Place and 7th Avenue in Bay Ridge. After pouring new asphalt and painting lines, the work will move up the street towards Stillwell Avenue throughout the summer. It’s expected that the work will be done in three separate segments.
All work will be done at night in order to minimize impact on traffic. This could mean a few noisy nights for neighbors, as milling requires trucks, machinery and portable lights – although the machinery is fitted with noise reduction equipment.
Gentile and Councilman Mark Treyger said they won agreements from the DOT to do the work back in May. The DOT first said they would make repairs in Treyger’s district, covering 86th Street from Stillwell Avenue to 14th Avenue. Gentile worked to expand the project to include 14th Avenue to Gatling Place, the portion of roadway that falls in his district.
Gentile allocated $400,000 in the city budget to fund the repaving, according to his office.
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