Construction on Layton Avenue overpass begins

Construction on Layton Avenue overpass begins
Construction on the Layton Avenue overpass, located between Throgmorton and Logan Avenues, began on Monday, April 9.
Photo by Kirsten Sanchez

Construction conducted by the NYS Department of Transportation on the Layton Avenue over pass, between Throgmorton and Logan avenues, began on Monday, April 9.

The project, which includes milling, re-milling and waterproofing of the roadway, will be completed by Friday, April 13, according to the DOT.

“NYS DOT will work on one side at a time and the traffic will be reduced to a single lane in each direction during the time the work is being completed,” a spokesperson for the NYS DOT said.

Community Board 10 member Patrick Caruso said the work began a few months ago, then took a break, during which time metal plates were placed on the road over the overpass.

“They started back up this week and I’m told they will be done with it by the end of the week,” Caruso said.

According to Caruso, the DOT will resurface the road with asphalt, rake it over to make the road rough and then smooth it over again so that water will not leak through the roadway.

Caruso, who lived in the area where the construction is taking place, said he does not think the lane closures will cause any traffic congestion.

“I don’t think it will be a problem,” Caruso said. “I live over there and I was in that area around rush hour and there was no build up of traffic.

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