Repair work begins on 5th Avenue bridge over Green-Wood Cemetery

The 5th Avenue overpass above Green-Wood Cemetery is undergoing a major renovation project, prompting lane closures and less parking for the next few months. The

The work will be done in two stages. When the first is completed, traffic will be shifted to the other side.

The work will be done in two stages. When the first is completed, traffic will be shifted to the other side. (4/1/13)

BROOKLYN - The 5th Avenue overpass above Green-Wood Cemetery is undergoing a major renovation project, prompting lane closures and less parking for the next few months.

The Department of Transportation (DOT) started the prep work for the three-month project today. Motorists and pedestrians should expect "no parking," "sidewalk closed" and "road work ahead" signs on 5th Avenue between 34th and 36th streets.

One DOT worker tells News 12 Brooklyn that the 50-foot bridge suffers from water damage and they will be waterproofing it, replacing the asphalt and repairing sidewalks and curbs. The work will be done in two stages. 

Nearby business owners are worried about the impact roadwork will have on their customer base.

The DOT says there is no night or weekend work anticipated for the project at this time.

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