A road reconstruction project is causing treacherous conditions for pedestrians strolling on the Fort Greene Park side of Dekalb Avenue.
The shredded walkway between S. Oxford Street and S. Elliot Place stems from the construction of a bus pull-in lane along DeKalb Avenue so that B38 can pick up passengers more safely.
Some say that the Department of Design and Construction did a good job on the new lane, but the agency left the sidewalk a mess.
“To have a place for the bus to pull in is good, but leaving the sidewalk a mess is not good and there are a lot of hazards there,” said Ruth Goldstein, the chairwoman of the Fort Greene Park Conservancy.
Design and Construction spokesperson Craig Chin said that the sidwalk would be fixed by the end of the summer, when the weather allows work crews to do their job.
That’s too long, Goldstein said.
“The hex blockstones have been a mess for years,” said Goldstein. “They did work on DeKalb years ago and put them back and they didn’t settle well. When water and ice gets between them they heave up, and that area gets quite a bit of foot traffic, particularly on Saturday when there’s the green market.”
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