A project to repave and resurface a will likely begin this week, Community Board 11’s district manager said.
The top layer of a section of the road between and Douglaston Parkway will be scraped off and replaced with a new one, CB 11 District Manager Susan Seinfeld said.
Seinfeld said she had been told by the city’s Department of Transportation that the project would begin last week.
“It was supposed to have already started and it didn’t,” she said.
The DOT, which could not immediately be reached for comment, had previously upgraded a portion of Northern Boulevard near Bell Boulevard, but did not resurface the road in Douglaston due to the massive sewer project at Alley Creek.
But that project was completed in 2011, so the DOT now plans to repave the rest of the road.
Work on the project will take place at night and is estimated to be completed in six weeks, Seinfeld said.
Jerry Iannece, CB 11’s chairman, said he believed the project was slightly delayed due to recent high temperatures, but expected it to be underway soon.
Iannece called on the city to complete the road’s repaving project in 2011, but was told the agency’s “highway dollars” for the year had all been spent.
“It’s heavily trafficked by large vehicles, which impose quite a bit of wear and tear on it,” he said of the stretch of road. “It’s riddled with potholes.”