Staten Islanders urged to plan alternate routes on those days
Borough President James Oddo has joined with the NYC Parks Department and Council Member Steven Matteo to announce a schedule of cleanups along major thoroughfares. Due to safety concerns, the roadways surrounding the park perimeters will be closed for the cleanups. The dates are as follows:
Thursday, October 29th – Snake Hill on Richmond Hill Road from Forest Hill Road to Arthur Kill Road
Thursday, November 5th – Travis Avenue from Draper Place to Victory Boulevard
Thursday, November 11th – Rockland Avenue from Brielle Avenue to Manor Road
Thursday, November 19th – Forest Hill Road from Richmond Hill Road to Rockland Avenue
These roads will be closed from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with a 9:45 am muster, on those dates. Motorists are advised to be aware and plan alternate routes on these dates.
“While it may be an inconvenience to some when these roads are closed, this cleanup is needed for these agencies to safely and quickly remove bottles, fast food wrappers, and other items from the perimeter. Unfortunately, the selfish acts of some make it necessary to take these actions. Thank you to the Parks Department for working with us to keep these thoroughfares clean, especially during such difficult budgetary times. We all must find a way to contribute or our litter problem will only continue to get worse,” noted Borough President Oddo.
Council Member Matteo said, “Our battle against littering and illegal dumping has been ongoing for years, but it is particularly important that we step up our efforts now, as the city has made drastic cuts to Sanitation services that threaten to erode our quality of life. Whether it is our Clean Team tackling “hot spots: across Staten Island, removing graffiti from buildings, or collaborating with the Borough President on the Fall Parks Cleanup, we will continue to fight to maintain the beauty of our borough.”
The cleanup efforts are made possible through collaboration with the Parks Department, NYPD, DOT, and the Department of Sanitation.