CITY ISLAND ROAD PAVING AND SPEED BUMPS

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Just in case you've noticed assorted no parking signs around City Island, DOT crews are digging up and re-paving many streets all over our small island.

City Island Images reached out to NYC Council member Jimmy Vacca to explain the decision relating to the repaving and to detail the schedule, but neither he nor his press secretary were immediately available for comment. Vito Signorile, Vacca's press secretary returned our call and quickly suggested we call Stacy Gardner, who said their initial speed bump request was denied by DOT. She offered to look into it further and get back to us sometime next week. She also added that a more recent study was requested by the City Island Civic Association. We asked CICA about this disposition, but have yet received no comment. Council Member James Vacca is the Chair of the NYC Council Transportation Committee and represents City Island.

As many of you may recall, property owners along King avenue signed a petition last year requesting that speed bumps be installed to prevent the increasing amount of dangerous driving along that residential strip. One of the workesr told City Island Images today that they knew nothing about the signature drive, nor the multiple requests made to have these speed bumps installed.

We found the following on the NYC 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.

Milling & Resurfacing Schedule July 01, 2012 to July 07, 2012
Date Sunday 07-01-12 Monday 07-02-12
SA#
Location CB No Work
Area
X2012-10-12 X2012-10-13 X2012-10-14
1 Milling Crew
King Ave (Fordham Rd to Ditmars Ave) 10 Reville St (King Ave to City Island Ave) 10 Minnieford Ave (Ditmars Ave to Cross St) 10 Maintenance Crews
Milling Contractor
Tinton Ave (E 150th St to E 145th St) 01 Wales Ave (E 152nd St to E 151st St) 01 Union Ave (E 147th St to E 150th St) 01 1Milling Crew
Minnieford Ave (Ditmars Ave to Cross St) 10 Maintenance Crews
Milling Contractor
Union Ave (E 147th St to E 150th St) 01 E 147th St (Timpson Pl to Southern Blvd) 01 Timpson Place (E 147th St to E 144th St) 01 Cypress Ave (E 135th St to E 141st St) 01 Holiday
City Island City Island City Island
X2012-01-04 X2012-01-05 X2012-01-06
Mott Haven Mott Haven Mott Haven
Tuesday 07-03-12
X2012-10-14
City Island
X2012-01-06 X2012-01-07 X2012-01-08 X2012-01-09
Mott Haven Mott Haven Mott Haven Mott Haven
Wednesday 07-04-12 Thursday 07-05-12
X2012-10-09 X2012-10-10 X2012-10-11 X2012-10-12
1 Paving Crew
Horton St (Dead End to City Island Ave) 10 Pilot St (Dead End to City Island Ave) 10 Bay St (Dead End to City Island Ave) 10 King Ave (Fordham St to Ditmars Ave) 10 Maintenance Crews
Milling Contractor
Cypress Ave (E 135th St to E 141st St) 01 E 137th St (Saint Ann’s Ave to Bruckner Blvd) 01
City Island City Island City Island City Island
X2012-01-09 X2012-01-10
Mott Haven Mott Haven
Friday 07-06-12
X2012-10-12 X2012-10-13 X2012-10-14
1 Paving Crew
King Ave (Fordham St to Ditmars Ave) 10 Reville St (King Ave to City Island Ave) 10 Minnieford Ave (Ditmars Ave to Cross St) 10 Maintenance Crews
Milling Contractor
E 137th St. (Saint Ann’s Ave to Bruckner Blvd) 01 E 139th St (Cypress Ave to Saint Ann’s Ave) 01 E 140th St (Cypress Ave to Saint Ann’s Ave) 01 No Work