Two Exits of Staten Island Expressway Repaved Months Ahead of Schedule

By Nicholas Rizzi on May 22, 2014 12:18pm 

 The state DOT repaved the Bradley Avenue (left) and Victory Boulevard (right) entrance and exit ramps of the Staten Island Expressway months ahead of schedule after the harsh winter tore up the roadways, Councilman Steven Matteo announced.
The state DOT repaved the Bradley Avenue (left) and Victory Boulevard (right) entrance and exit ramps of the Staten Island Expressway months ahead of schedule after the harsh winter tore up the roadways, Councilman Steven Matteo announced.
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Councilman Steven Matteo

WILLOWBROOK — Two entrance and exits of the Staten Island Expressway that have been torn up for months were repaved ahead of schedule, Councilman Steven Matteo announced on Wednesday.

The state Department of Transportation repaved entrance and exit ramps at Victory Boulevard and Bradley Avenue on the westbound side after Matteo called on the DOT to speed up the process.

The ramps were originally set to be redone when the expressway improvement project finished in 2015, but after the brutal winter worsened the condition of the roads, Matteo asked the DOT to bump them ahead of schedule.

“These ramps were in a terrible state of disrepair,” Matteo said in a statement.

“They were truly dangerous. Every day, all day cars would swerve to avoid cracks in the pavement. That could not be allowed to continue.”

The massive project to improve the Staten Island Expressway roadway broke ground in 2010 and is expected to complete the second-phase in 2015, the Staten Island Advance reported.

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