This info. was passed to us by Ellen Whelan-Wuest from State Senator Squadron's office - and a neighborhood resident!
We have just been informed by the Department of Transportation that as part of their seasonal street resurfacing work they will be including the northbound (inbound) segment of Hamilton Avenue between 2nd Avenue and Van Brunt Street in our district. Because of the heavy, daily traffic demands on this important street, DOT has scheduled this work to take place at night only. Effective Monday, May 4, 2009 they will begin milling the street. Milling is the process of stripping away the top few inches of asphalt to (i) recapture the material as recycled asphalt product (RAP) which is reused as an aggregate material at the plant, (ii) to scarify the surface for enhanced adhesion of the new asphalt surface material, and (iii) to ensure proper drainage by maintaining the street grade below the curb reveal. When the milling crew completes their work, a followup resurfacing crew will apply the new surface. There is a lag time between these crews, typically up to 2-3 weeks. When the resurfacing crew completes their work, a final crew will reapply the markings. There will be a lag between these crews as well. All street work is dependent on weather and field conditions, so schedules are subject to change.