By Sabina Mollot
As Town & Village reported last month, the service roads around Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village will be getting repaved as will any curb cuts in need of smoothing out.
That project, a result of ongoing complaints from residents to Council Member Dan Garodnick’s office, is set to begin this Friday with milling. The actual paving will be done from September 12-16.
The repaving is being funded by the Department of Transportation separately from related work being done this summer to make the islands around the complex more user-friendly to the disabled by widening the walkways. That project had a price tag of $200 thousand, which was allocated by the City Council.
Both projects have come after years of wear and tear.
“For too long, the city has neglected these crucial arteries serving the residents of ST/PCV,” Garodnick said, “and residents constantly navigate the bumps, pools of still water and general unevenness of these streets.”
He added, “I am very pleased that these upgrades are finally moving forward.”
The work will be done on the Avenue C, First Avenue, 14th Street, 20th Street and 23rd Street service roads.
The schedule for repaving is as follows:
Avenue C service road: Monday, September 12
14th Street service road: Tuesday, September 13
First Avenue service road: Wednesday, September 14
20th Street service road: Thursday, September 15
23rd Street service road: Friday, September 16.
On Tuesday, Stuy Town residents were warned via an email blast from management to make sure they move their cars by Thursday, September 1 if they’re parked around the service roads.
“Any car not removed by early Friday morning will be towed at the owner’s expense,” the email said.
StuyTown Property Services also noted the work is expected to be “noisy and extremely disruptive, although it is only expected to last one day.”
In the meantime, a separate project to repair Stuy Town’s loop roads is scheduled to continue into September.