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BatteryPark.TV has previously reported on the temporary plans of the City DOT that will make South End Avenue and West Thames safer. The installation of concrete medians and painted curbs, etc., was supposed to begin once the warmer Spring weather arrived, so we reached out to the DOT for an update.
BatteryPark.TV has learned that the BPCA has hired a civic engineering consulting firm to permanently redesign the entire street system of BPC. A city DOT spokesperson wrote, “Regarding the South End Ave Plan, we met with BPCA recently. They have informed us that they have hired a consultant to work on a streetscape plan. Since their plan would be more of a permanent improvement to the overall area, DOT would provide short term improvements so that, in the near future, they wont have to remove or take out anything that we intend to build (in this case, concrete islands). Our City DOT short-term improvements will be implemented shortly, and may include additional signage and “yield to pedestrian” crossings, with painted neck downs.”.
If the BPCA provides us more details, we will update this story.