Department of Transportation beginning work on Hicks Street traffic project

The DOT will be revamping the street to ease congestion and speeding in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill.

The DOT will be revamping the street to ease congestion and speeding in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill. (5/13/13)

BROOKLYN - The Department of Transportation (DOT) begins work this week on a traffic project aimed at easing congestion in Brooklyn Heights and Cobble Hill.

The improvements will be made on Hicks Street, near Atlantic Avenue and the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway (BQE), where speeding and heavy traffic have been a longtime concern for community members.

The DOT says it will add planters alongside roads to force drivers to slow down and will create curb extensions to shorten pedestrian crosswalks. The lanes will also be altered to have two narrower moving ones next to a parking lane.

The project was first proposed back in June. No word yet on when it will be completed.
 

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