Photo Courtesy of Councilman Ulrich’s Office
Councilman Ulrich (second from r.) noted that his office will be accepting road repair suggestions from District 32 constituents through the end of 2018.
By Forum Staff
City Councilman Eric Ulrich (R-Ozone Park) has allocated $2.125 million for street resurfacing projects throughout the 32nd District slated for 2019.
Ulrich, who joined City Department of Transportation Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia on Friday in Woodhaven to announce the funding, noted that he will collaborate with DOT and constituents to identify and repave the most problematic streets throughout the district.
On Friday, Garcia and Ulrich gathered near the Woodhaven Bridge to showcase the new resurfacing work which was completed earlier this month. The area surrounding bridge, located on Woodhaven Boulevard between 91st and 97th avenues, had not been repaved in nearly 20 years. Garcia noted that this resurfacing project was part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to improve safety and mobility for thousands of motorists who use Woodhaven Boulevard on a daily basis.
“I am thrilled to again work with the Department of Transportation to improve road conditions throughout the community. I’d like to thank Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia—and the entire DOT team—for their continued partnership,” Ulrich said. “I encourage my constituents to call my district office and submit their suggestions, which will be reviewed by DOT.”
The department estimated that Ulrich’s allocation will repave approximately 10 miles of roads throughout several neighborhoods in CD32, which covers Howard Beach, Lindenwood, Ozone Park, Belle Harbor, Breezy Point, Broad Channel, Lindenwood, Neponsit, Richmond Hill, Rockaway Park, Roxbury, South Ozone Park, West Hamilton Beach and Woodhaven. The extra funding will supplement the millions of dollars that were previously allocated to DOT for various projects across the five boroughs.
“Collaborations like this help the agency get even more done for the community. We thank the council member for this significant contribution and for being a great partner in helping deliver safer, smoother streets for Queens residents,” Garcia added.
Ulrich’s office will be accepting road repair suggestions from constituents through the end of the year. To submit a suggestion, call his Ozone Park district office at (718) 738-1083.