Many of the major roads that feed into Kensington are in need of repair. Full of potholes and dips, they are not only unattractive but can make driving hazardous whether on four wheels or on two. The city has apparently taken notice and Church Avenue and 39th Street, at least, are getting repaved this week. This three-day re-pavement project is taking place at night to minimize disruption, though parking is restricted throughout the project.
Brooklyn resident Steve Johnson saw the construction taking place first hand as workers used industrial machinery to break up and move chunks of the old road out of the way to make space for the new. However he also reported that that construction workers on 39th Street weren’t being as careful of pedestrians as they should be, dropping a chunk of asphalt near a child walking with his family alongside the construction. Nonetheless, construction is moving forward quickly and residents will soon have smoother, safer streets.
In addition to the re-pavement effort, according to a report put together by the New York City Department of Transportation there are also new bus shelters, traffic signs, parking meters and wider sidewalks in the works which should all benefit the residents of Kensington, especially along Church Avenue.