Sunday, November 17, 2019

STREET CLOSINGS ON MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR ROAD WORK



These streets in Windsor Terrace and Kensington will be closed for milling this week:

Monday, November 18th

  • E. 5th Street, from 19th Street to Albemarle Road
Tuesday, November 19th
  • E. 4th Street, from Vanderbilt Street to Caton Avenue


Each week, a new milling and paving schedule is posted on the Department of Transportation's website at https://www1.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/bkresurf.pdf. To avoid having your vehicle relocated to another street without your knowledge, check that page at the beginning of every week.

Signs indicating street closings for milling and paving are supposed to be posted on the streets in advance of the work, but that isn't always done.

From the DOT website:
Milling is the process of grinding off the top layer of asphalt or surface of a roadway. This is usually done in preparation for paving, although there are exceptions where no milling or only partial milling is needed.

Resurfacing is the process of placing an asphalt overlay on a roadway, whether or not it has been milled.

The milling process is noisy and may cause discomfort in the affected neighborhood for several days. Much of the work is done at night in order to minimize disruptions to traffic.

Although DOT takes steps to minimize the inconvenience, milling requires trucks, special machinery and portable lights. To minimize disruption, machinery is fitted with noise reduction equipment and crews attempt to keep noise to a minimum.

Schedules are subject to change due to inclement weather or emergencies.