More Details on Bloomie’s Brooklyn Projects

Further details concerning Mayor Bloomberg’s planned infrastructure projects in Brooklyn, funded by federal stimulus dollars or by City funds freed up by the federal infusion, were released today by the City government. Particulars of some of the projects in Brooklyn are as listed below. With regard to the Brooklyn Bridge renovation:

Description: The ramps leading to the Brooklyn Bridge in Brooklyn and Manhattan will be rehabilitated and widened and the entire bridge will be repainted. The improvements to the ramps, which are in poor condition, will improve traffic conditions, particularly from the FDR Drive and the repainting will prevent steel corrosion and repairs for decades to come. More than 100,000 vehicles and 4,000 pedestrians and 2,600 bicyclists cross the Brooklyn Bridge every day.
Total Project Cost: $382 million
Direct Stimulus Funding: $47.2 million
Pre-Stimulus Funding: $382 million City Capital Funds
Funding Displaced to Other Projects: $47.2 million
Construction Bid: Spring 2009
Estimated Completion: Summer 2012

Coney Island Boardwalk reconstruction:

Description: Reconstruction of crumbling portions of the deteriorated boardwalk. The current boardwalk is structurally unsound in some areas and constantly requires “band-aid” repairs or partial reconstruction. The reconstruction will be done using sustainable materials that have a lower carbon footprint, lower maintenance costs and will reduce future deterioration to unsafe conditions. Reconstruction work will take place from West 31st to West 37th Street, West 15th Street to Stillwell Avenue, and Surf Avenue / Ocean Parkway to Brighton 2nd. Maintaining a state of good repair along the boardwalk will help ensure the health of local tourism and recreation industries.
Total Project Cost: $15 million
Displaced Funding Received: $15 million
Other Funding: $0
Construction Bid: Spring 2009
Estimated Completion: Spring 2011

Flatbush Avenue streetscape improvements:

Description: Streetscape improvements along Flatbush Avenue from Tillary to Hanson Place, including new street and pedestrian lights, an elevated landscaped median in the street, and new pedestrian crosswalk refuges at medians. The project also includes sewer and water main upgrades. The project will create a more pedestrian friendly atmosphere for one of Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares and support additional private development in the area.
Total Project Cost: $23 million
Displaced Funding Received: $3.5 million
Other Funding: $19.5 million City Capital Funds
Construction Bid: April, 2009
Estimated Completion: June 2011

The City’s press release also noted that citizens may check on progress of these and other City projects funded by the federal stimulus on the Stimulus Tracker at the City’s website.

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  • davoyager

    Getting the bridge ready for tolls.
    Remember to push for residential parking permits when they toll the bridges folks.