No one seems to know what the orange markings on Clinton Street mean. The Brooklyn Paper notes that they appeared on the freshly repaved stretch near Pierrepont Street recently. Such markings usually indicate that the pavement will be jackhammered to facilitate work on utility, gas, cable, phone, water or electric lines running under the street. The paper was not able to find any work permits filed or city agencies aware of what is planned.
Brooklyn Paper: Utility companies usually procure permits from the Department of Transportation before cutting open a street, unless they deem it an emergency, said neighborhood community board administrator Robert Perris. And the city usually refrains from issuing those permits for streets that were just paved, he said.
“The DOT understands that the general public is extremely cynical about freshly paved streets being dug up,” he said. “It was surprising that these markings showed up so soon after the paving.”
The only open permits listed for that intersection by the city are for the resurfacing job, which is finished.
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