BP Oddo and Council Member Borelli Announce That Construction on the Long Awaited Infrastructure Improvement at Amboy Road and Huguenot Avenue Has Begun
Staten Island, NY – South Shore drivers may have noticed more activity at Amboy Road and Huguenot Avenue in recent days. Borough President James Oddo and Council Member Joe Borelli are pleased to announce that this activity means that the long-awaited and oft-delayed infrastructure improvement project at this problematic intersection has begun. This project is currently in the first stage of construction. The project will widen Amboy Road to create dedicated straight, right, and left turn lanes heading south and provide new striping for a dedicated left turn lane from Huguenot onto Amboy. It is scheduled to be completed in November 2017.
All Staten Islanders know that the intersection is notorious for congestion, especially during the morning and afternoon school arrival and dismissals. That is why it has been such a high priority for an improvement for Borough President Oddo and Council Member Borelli.
BP Oddo said, “We at Borough Hall spend so much time, energy, and effort pleading with the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) to move their projects into construction. This intersection is one that is in desperate need of an improvement to improve the quality of life for all who use it. Back in November we announced that DDC has issued a Notice to Proceed to the contractor allowing them begin the mobilization process. Despite that, experience has shown that we must always remain skeptical that a project will actually start until we see shovels in the ground. This project has been working its way through the process for a long time, like so many others, and has been a major cause of frustration because we know what a positive impact it will have on the community when completed. That’s why it is so exciting to see actual construction start. When completed, it will be a safer and more efficient intersection.”
“This is an improvement that we’ve been working on for a long time, and I’m really excited that our efforts are bearing fruit. This road widening will alleviate congestion and make it a little easier for residents and drivers to travel in Huguenot,” said Council Member Borelli.