Chrystie Street is Finally Repaved, 2-Way Protected Bike Lane Coming Soon
Mountains were apparently moved, but it’s done. Yep, the eight-block length of Chrystie Street finally received its fresh coat of asphalt over the course of last week (after sitting raw for two weeks). Paving activities took place Tuesday through Thursday night. The boulevard had been a pock-marked clusterfuck for years.
Next up is striping and, wait for it, the two-way protected bike lane. To that end, the new concrete medians are pretty much complete. Down at Canal Street, there is now a crossing signal in place.
The plan to reconfigure the Chrystie Street bike lane is nearly two years in the making. Community Board 3 first backed the project in February 2015. Department of Transportation didn’t officially green light until this past spring, though, after several months of research. The city then broke ground on the project back in September. Completion should be by year’s end.