Bloomberg visits Skillman Ave. and promotes road repair program
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday a new city effort aimed at better coordination between utilities and private construction companies in order to minimize the number of times streets are dug up.
Bloomberg made the announcement on Skillman Avenue in Sunnyside, Queens, where recent Consolidated Edison work was coordinated with a city street resurfacing, eliminating the need for two separate projects.
“Going forward, if one utility company intends to dig up the street for repair work, the Department of Transportation can let other utilities know about that so other projects get done before the street is resurfaced,” Bloomberg said.
The plan includes an online tool standardizing the permitting process, a map showing where construction is happening and increased fines for working without a permit.
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