Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights to be “Milled” Thursday and Friday

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).

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  • Jorale-man

    That’s great news. One hopes that Henry and Clinton are also on the to-do list.

  • Andrew Porter

    This is perfectly logical, because it follows by a couple of weeks a group of DOT trucks which came through, filling in potholes with asphalt patches.

    I presume the remilling and repaving will be followed shortly after by someone digging up Hicks to install new pipes or cables.

  • Cranberry Beret

    The pothole-filling was necessary because that fancy, multi-million dollar remilling machine only works on perfectly smooth pavement.

  • PB

    To give them the benefit of the doubt, maybe they did a pass at the potholes in hopes that it would make do… and only after they were done was the severity of the road condition apparent.

    But most likely you’re right — they just don’t have their act together. :-/

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/epcostello e.p.c.

    Didn’t Hicks get redone in 2005 or 2006?

  • Cranberry Beret

    Actually, a week before the pothole repairs, the remilling team came through and marked all the street obstructions (manhole covers etc). So even if they don’t talk to each other (which is clear), the pothole team would’ve known as soon as they hit the street that it was about to be repaved.

  • north heights res

    Curious about the credit for the photo–I don’t see any. Did you take it, Claude?

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com/ Claude Scales

    It came from the CB 2 announcement, and probably originally from DOT.