2009-05-08 / Top Stories

West End Paving Nightmare Almost Over


When the city's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began milling some of the major east-west avenues as well as many cross streets a month ago, some locals looked at it as an unnecessary fix, something they had to put up with for a week or two and then the city would go away and leave the neighborhood in peace. As the days stretched into weeks and then into a month, however, many locals began to get angry that they could not drive comfortably on neighborhood streets or use the curbs in front of their homes for parking. When the city's Department of Design and Construction (DDC) began milling some of the major east-west avenues as well as many cross streets a month ago, some locals looked at it as an unnecessary fix, something they had to put up with for a week or two and then the city would go away and leave the neighborhood in peace. As the days stretched into weeks and then into a month, however, many locals began to get angry that they could not drive comfortably on neighborhood streets or use the curbs in front of their homes for parking. On Tuesday of this week, the final phase of the street reconstruction process started with the paving of Beach 144 Street. The work will move eastward at a fast pace, officials say, and all the work should be done sometime during the week of May 11. On Tuesday of this week, the final phase of the street reconstruction process started with the paving of Beach 144 Street. The work will move eastward at a fast pace, officials say, and all the work should be done sometime during the week of May 11.

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