Chrystie Street Slated for Milling and Repaving this Week Ahead of 2-Way Protected Bike Lane

Posted on: October 18th, 2016 at 5:11 am by

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The path to a protected two-way bike lane along Chrystie Street will soon have new asphalt. Progess toward that goal inches forward with each passing week. Now, the biking community might be stoked to learn that the full length of pavement from Canal to East Houston is ready for new surfacing.

Community advisory notices lining the upper stretch of roadway announce the upcoming milling and resurfacing activity. It should begin this week. According to the communique, the work should last one to two days.

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For years, cycling advocates have raised awareness of the terrible condition of the Chrystie Street roadbed. Pockmarks galore, plus markings for the soon-to-disappear shared bike lane are faded. The status quo is, at least partially, what led to the grassroots push for a protected lane in the first place. (CB6 member Dave “Paco” Abraham began that campaign in early 2015.)

The roadwork is part of a $17.9 million job (#HW2CR16B) that includes resurfacing work in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. All work is slated to conclude by early November, typically the drop-dead weather date for paving and striping activity.

Photo: DOT

Photo: DOT

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