It has taken a lot of prodding—but the Department of Transportation has finally converted 5th Street (btw. 46th Road and 50th Ave.) into a one-way, south bound street.
Two DOT crews worked all day yesterday changing the signs and the job was done by 5:30 pm.
Community Board 2, particularly its chairman Joe Conley, had been pushing the DOT hard for the past 18 months to convert it into a one-way. The community board approved the conversion—and the addition of the street bumps—well over a year ago.
The DOT said recently that speed bumps would be installed at 48th and 49th Avenues around the same time as the street was converted to a one-way. As of yesterday, the speed bumps had not been put down.
The DOT has a separate unit that handles speed bumps.