DOT Deploying 65 Pothole Repair Crews Across All Five Boroughs This Weekend

NYC DOT today announced the latest efforts in the agency’s season-long pothole repair program, building on the more than 64,000 already filled by crews across the boroughs this year. Tomorrow, DOT will dispatch a year-high 50 crews, hitting all five boroughs and targeting residential streets and arterial roadways. Then on Sunday, February 9, an additional 15 crews will focus again on arterials, with additional efforts on residential streets citywide. This follows the previously-announced targeted efforts on key roadways, and additional work planned along portions of the Belt Parkway, Bronx River Parkway and other critical roadways across the city as the agency continues to tackle this year’s significant winter weather.

In addition to this weekend’s 65 planned crews and this evening’s previously announced work on the westbound Belt Parkway between Knapp Street and Flatbush Avenue, DOT will be targeting additional work areas in the boroughs and along major arterials in the coming week.

Additionally, on Sunday, February 9, crews will resurface portions of the northbound Bronx River Parkway between the Cross Bronx Expressway and Sagamore Street. Two of three lanes will be closed between 6:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. that afternoon. This partial closure will allow for work on areas requiring maintenance, including both milling and paving, speeding the reopening of the Parkway. Drivers can use Exit 4 for the Cross Bronx Expressway, and are urged to avoid the work area if possible and use alternate routes.

Then on Monday, February 10, crews will resurface additional portions of the eastbound Belt Parkway, between the Verrazano Bridge and Bay 8 Street. As with previous work on the Belt, two of three eastbound lanes will be closed in this section from that evening at 8:30 p.m. until 3:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 11. Drivers may use Exit 2 for 4th Avenue and Fort Hamilton Parkway during this period and are again urged to avoid the area if possible and use alternate routes. This marks the latest in several additional, overnight maintenance efforts along the Belt planned for the coming weeks, which will be announced as details are available.

All these resurfacing efforts come as DOT continues seasonal pothole and street maintenance work across the boroughs as part of the continuing response to this season’s heavy snow. Already this year, DOT has addressed more than 64,000 potholes across the city, including more than 25,000 on arterial roadways like the Belt Parkway. For information about DOT’s ongoing work to address potholes and maintain more than 6,000 miles of roadway, please visit www.nyc.gov/dot, and please report any pothole condition to The Daily Pothole or to 311.