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“Open House” On Hunters Point/Court Square Street Reconstruction Scheduled This Month

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Van Bramer announcing local street improvement funding this winter.

June 15, 2016 By Michael Florio

The Department of Transportation will present its plan for the reconstruction of a slew of streets in Hunters Point and Court Square at a community meeting next week.

The agency’s “Street Safety and Design Open House” will take place June 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at P.S./I.S. 78 (46-08 5th St.).

The DOT is proposing to enhance safety and the pedestrian environment in the community by reconstructing the streets from 44th Drive to Borden Avenue and Jackson Avenue to 5th Street, a spokesman said.

Project funding comes from $29.6 million that were dedicated to Long Island City improvements, out of $115 million Mayor Bill de Blasio allocated for Vision Zero in the City. Prior to this allocation, DOT had dedicated $8.8 million, so a total of $38.47 million will go towards the LIC/Hunters Point area, according to the DOT.

A community workshop was held last December for neighbors to help the City identify existing safety issues in the project area and brainstorm potential solutions.

“We encourage residents of the area and the media to attend [the June 20 meeting] as the project team will be on hand to describe how the designs address the feedback and comments the agency received at the public workshop held in December 2015 and various presentations to the community since,” the spokesman said.

The meeting will be hosted along with Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Community Board 2.

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Eugene

The Pulaski Bridge / Jackson Av intersection is an absolute nightmare.Traffic going whatever which way. It’s almost impossible to navigate on a bike when exiting the bridge. The best solution would probably be building a roundabout there.

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47th road and 5th

The intersection of 47th road and 5th Street does not have a light or a stop sign. (corner of duane reade) I often see cars barreling through that intersection. There are a lot of people, strollers and dogs that frequent that crosswalk.

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Hmmmm

That is a huge issue I see. People speeding along and then realizing that section of 47th is a two way St and making a crazy right turn. No stop sign and people have to rush across.

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Anonymous visitor

Fix the northwest corner of 50th Avenue and Vernon Boulevard and get the damn cops’ cars off the sidewalk.

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JP

Center Blvd is in dire need of traffic lights, not invisible/ignored stop signs. Let’s not wait for the first tragedy to do something about it.

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Frank

No, it is in dire need of police enforcing, ticketing, and giving points for ignoring the stop signs. And perhaps stop signs on small islands in the center of the road at the intersections.

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MRLIC

Get rid of the planters that run along Jackson Ave. Some streets you can’t even make a left turn onto Jackson Ave. Just make them pedestrian Islands. I saw a woman in a dress hop up and on and then over the planter back onto the street. Dangerous. Large Trucks have a hard time navigating the narrow corner turns.

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Mp

These measures are partially about traffic calming and pedestrian safety. Center Blvd. is hazardous. Still lost?

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