If you have been in or around the Downtown Brooklyn area then you are all too familiar with the barrage of construction which has been happening on Fulton Street over the past few weeks. In efforts to increase the amount of walking space on downtown’s major strip (Fulton Street) the borough of Brooklyn has decided to expand the sidewalks and decrease the actual street itself. This construction has cause many of the buses that travel down Fulton Street to be re-routed down Livingston Street which has cause plenty of additional traffic jams and inconveniences for many who work and shop in the area.
The B38, B52, B26 and B25 all now travel on Livingston and it seems as if maybe they will continue to do so once the construction is complete due to the decrease of Fulton Street’s actual road which can be driven on. No one is for certain yet what will happen and the MTA has yet to inform residents and commuters if this will become permanent or not.
One thing is for certain, Downtown Brooklyn is in the process of major renovations which will reconfigure what this historic shopping and business district has looked like for years. With the addition of the Barclay’s Center (on Flatbush and Atlantic Avenues) coming in 2012 you can rest assure that the remainder of the area will go through some major renovations as well to accommodate the brand new multi-million dollar sporting facility.
There is no telling when the construction or inconveniences will end but one thing is certain, the sooner it ends the better for everyone (commuters, residents and bus drivers) involved in this madness which is the changing of Fulton Street.