In response to a number of constituent complaints about a lack of street markings on roads that have recently been paved, Council Member Joseph Borelli (R – South Shore) has written a letter to the New York City Department of Transportation’s Borough Office on Staten Island requesting clarification of the existing street markings policy to determine how long individual streets should be lacking markings after paving.
Said Borelli, “As Staten Islanders, we’re always happy when a road is being paved and potholes are being filled. That being said, it’s imperative that DOT maintains a consistent approach to street markings and coordinates appropriately between marking and paving divisions so each freshly-paved street is safe and up to code, and I look forward to working with the borough office to that end.”
Mayor de Blasio visited Staten Island on April 10, 2017 to participate in the paving of Drumgoole Road East between Foster Road and Bradford Avenue; that stretch of road has still not received street markings or lines to delineate lanes, which is a safety hazard. Council Member Borelli intends to explore the existing policy and determine if any changes need to be made to ensure that lines and street markings will be added in a consistent and predictable fashion to maintain the level of road safety New Yorkers have come to expect.