Rozic Funds Major Curb Restorations in Bayside Hills

Project invests 500k in infrastructure upgrades
June 17, 2020
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Bayside, NY – Assemblywoman Nily Rozic (D, WF-Fresh Meadows) announced today that the City has commenced curb restoration and construction in Bayside Hills. Rozic allocated $500,000 in state funding to the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) for the purposes of trench restoration intended to bring streets to a state of good repair, which includes curb restorations. The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is managing the construction for DOT.

Assemblywoman Rozic said, “Our streets in Bayside Hills have gone far too long without infrastructure upgrades. With today’s announcement, our families in Bayside Hills will finally receive the street infrastructure that will raise home values, improve neighborhood safety and beautify its blocks.”

DDC Commissioner Lorraine Grillo said, “The funding secured by Assemblywoman Rozic helps DDC and DOT improve streets, reduce flooding and enhance pedestrian safety. This work should be completed by the end of the week and will be a real quality of life improvement for the community.”

DOT Queens Borough Commissioner Nicole Garcia said, “These curb restorations are an important and much needed step to bringing this street into a state of good repair and improving the quality of life for Bayside Hills residents. We thank Assemblymember Rozic for funding these repairs, our partners at DDC, Community Board 11, and the Bayside Hills Community Association for all of their support to make this project happen.”

Queens Community Board 11 Chair Mike Budabin said, “Curb restoration projects have been a capital project priority of Community Board 11 for some time, and so we’re very happy to see that Assemblymember Rozic took the initiative on this project. We will continue to work together with Assemblymember Rozic to implement curb restoration projects within our district, and to advocate for additional curb contracts where needed.”

Bayside Hills Civic Association President Michael Feiner said, “I appreciate Assemblywoman Rozic’s investment in our community to make this project a reality. Our neighborhood has been in critical need of these curb restorations and I look forward to the DDC’s completion.

The curbs will be rebuilt along with new sidewalks that will be installed. The Bayside Hills makeover is expected to be complete later this week.

Construction is taking place along 208th Street between 53rd Avenue & 56th Avenue, 210th Street between 50th Avenue and 53rd Avenue, and 213th Street between 56th Avenue & Horace Harding Expressway on weekdays between 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM. Residents can expect intermittent restrictions to street curbside parking throughout the duration of the project which is expected to conclude this week. Repairs include the replacement of concrete curbs.

Questions about the status of the project can be directed to Rozic’s office at RozicN@nyassembly.gov or the DDC’s Community Construction Liaison (CCL) Nitalkumar Patel.