Two Weeks After Bowery-East Houston is Repaved, Digging Resumes
Posted on: January 4th, 2019 at 5:05 am by Elie
Now, this was downright predictable.
No sooner did the city complete and cap roadwork in the Bowery-East Houston intersection than another work crew start digging anew. It’s only been two weeks since this leg of the reconstruction project wrapped and received a new layer of asphalt.
Just goes to show the apparent lack of coordination between city agencies and utility companies.
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