Our friends at Community Board 2 have passed on to us the word that the city’s Department of Transportation (DOT) intends, weather permitting, to “mill” Hicks Street from Atlantic Avenue to the BQE this coming Thursday and Friday, June 20 and 21. (We presume this means northward from Atlantic through the Heights, as the notice says it’s within CB 2’s territory.) Milling means the removal of the top layer of asphalt from the street (see photo; you can also see a video of a milling operation made by my fellow maritime buff John Skelson). This means no cars may be parked on Hicks as of Thursday.
Vehicles left on [Hicks Street] when work is ready to be performed will be relocated, generally within three blocks. DOT encourages owners of relocated vehicles to first walk around the neighborhood. If owners are not able to locate their vehicle, they may telephone (718) 222-7285 to learn where it was towed to.
According to DOT, “[s]treets are generally repaved one or two weeks after they are milled.” This will no doubt require moving cars again. We’ll keep you posted of further developments.
Photo: Telestar Logistics (Creative Commons license).