Both projects will be done in partnership with the adjoining property owners at the locations.
The improvements include widening Page Avenue (eastbound), new dedicated right turn lanes and attendant signaling and more. The project is scheduled to begin after the completion of a major sewer project in the area has been completed.
“This is a great day for Tottenville,” Council member Ignizio said at a press conference held at the corner of Page Avenue and Amboy Road. He noted that the business corridor of Page Avenue has grown significantly in the last 20 years and this project will cure many of the issues the area has. “There is no silver bullet. There are short term, mid term and long term solutions at work,” he said, noting that the intersection recently got a right hand turn lane.
“We’re injecting sanity into these intersections,” said Borough President Oddo, noting that Staten Island suffers from a lack of infrastructure. “We’re grateful to the community partners who are making these changes possible.” BP Oddo allocated $4.229 million this year, which represented the remainder of the funding needed to begin the project. Former BP Jim Molinaro previously allocated $1.25 million for this project.