Street repairs get underway

Transportation department equipment on Garrison Avenue.

Drivers accustomed to braving potholes on the streets of the Hunts Point peninsula have been getting used to another inconvenience this week, but this time the hassle is expected to be short-lived and will lead to benefits in the long run.

Repair work began to repair several streets east of the Bruckner Expressway on April 17.

“It’s going to be an inconvenience, but right now it destroys people’s cars,” said City Councilman Rafael Salamanca Jr., adding that “its unsafe to ride your bike” as well.

The city’s transportation department posts its work schedules weekly on its website and here.

The work is scheduled to take up to three weeks, said the DOT’s Bronx borough commissioner. Streets will be left open over the first two weeks for utilities to perform necessary work, then the repaving process will begin. All work will be conducted during the night.

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