Metro Ave sewer project set to begin
Mar 07, 2012 | 1742 views | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A dangerous section of Metropolitan Avenue between Cooper Avenue and 80th Street will finally receive a new storm sewer to alleviate flooding.

For years, residents have noted that the stretch of road near St. Johns Cemetery created flooding conditions across all four lanes of traffic after moderate rainfall. The standing pools of water became a breeding ground for mosquitoes in the summer and created dangerous black ice conditions in the winter.

“For too long, even the slightest rain created dangerous flooding conditions on Metropolitan Avenue near St. John’s Cemetery,” said Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley.

In April 2010, Crowley wrote a letter to then Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Cas Holloway requesting the department investigate the area. After conducting a study, the DEP added the location to its capital project, and after persistent follow-ups, work began on March 5.

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June 07, 2012
That was good news for all if they are going to do something about the flooding. It will be a relief to all drivers that passing to that street. Good luck.

Mary fromjupe short