Borough President Vito Fossella Commends Teamwork Of DOT, DEP In Addressing Dangerous Conditions Along Arthur Kill Road
Borough President Vito Fossella commended officials at the City Department of Transportation and the City Department of Environmental Protection for their swift action and teamwork to resolve a dangerous roadway condition along Arthur Kill Road that was a longtime constituent concern.
He was joined by Borough DOT Commissioner Roseann Caruana and Nicholas Barbaro and Michael Sullivan from the DEP's Bureau of Water and Sewer Operations during a press conference at the site this morning.
The stretch of Arthur Kill Road between Bloomingdale Road and Sharrots Road had been plagued by dangerous potholes that caused hazardous driving conditions.
Borough Hall was alerted to the quality-of-life issue. A DOT crew assessed the street, temporarily remediated the area, and then milled, paved and completed the project in about a month. To help improve the drainage and alleviate flooding, the DEP installed eight catch basins and approximately 800 feet of 24-inch concrete re-enforced piping.
"When we brought this to their attention, they jumped on it," said Borough President Fossella. "Not only do you see the results of what they did in resurfacing the road, but they fixed an underlying condition that had existed for years. This is a great example of how problems can be solved and improvements can be made by city agencies working together."