RED HOOK - The Department of Transportation is planning to invest millions of dollars in Red Hook to increase street safety.
The DOT presented its proposal to Brooklyn's Community Board Six Thursday.
The $5.2 million plan will repair streets like Beard and Ferris near the Valentino Pier.
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It includes installing new bike lanes, leveling streets and safer sidewalks. The plan will also try to boost the area's flood mitigation infrastructure -- Beard and Ferris streets were both hit especially hard by Superstorm Sandy.
The DOT says the improvements will benefit pedestrians and drivers.