Thursday, September 7, 2017

Curb repairs continue on Avenue B



Crews were out today (at least on Avenue B) continuing work on replacing curbs/upgrading pedestrian ramps ... Vinny & O shared these photos from this morning on 11th Street and Avenue B...





After the initial work last week, some residents were concerned that, perhaps, this was it — that the new ramps were not flush with the street, with the gap filled in "with some sloppily placed extra concrete," as one resident put it.

... and tonight on Fourth Street and Avenue B via another reader...





Signs on the barrels point to continued work tomorrow.

Previously

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder if all the complaints here prompted them to fix this. If so, EVgrievers, give yourselves a pat on the back.

Anonymous said...

Hope this will ALL get finished properly!

But I gotta say that the raised dots on those orange plates are treacherous to anyone NOT in a wheelchair esp. when it's wet or snowy. Are those plates truly the best for wheelchairs, or is this what happens when a committee "decides" on an ADA solution?

Michael Penn said...

This is the same way they were installed in Philadelphia.

Anonymous said...

the dots have nothing to do with wheel chairs, they're for the blind.
it's an international standard, they use the same thing at the edge of subway platforms.

Anonymous said...

Okay the cement wedges what were put in place were only temporary until the street pavement could come and finish the job. It was alarming but it all makes sense now. Next topic.

Anonymous said...

If the concrete wedge bringing the sidewalk level down to the street is permanent, it's never going to hold up over time with the weather. Also, what is going to happen when it snows? Even bigger puddles to navigate when the snow melts for lack of proper water flow.

Anonymous said...

It still looks crappy, even with the addition -- especially -- of asphalt.

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