Source: FriendsofOceanParkway.org

Our friend Allen Shweky of Friends of Ocean Parkway notes that the Department of Transportation has kicked off the latest round of rehabilitation along the nation’s second oldest parkway.

The east mall of the corridor between Avenue N and Kings Highway is closed off to pedestrians, as the city preps to redo the asphalt, landscaping and benches. Shweky said there’s no timeline for the work.

The entire length of the mall has seen major construction over the last few years, with the most recent stretch being completed in 2012. Work stopped then until fresh funding was allocated through Councilman David Greenfield’s office.

Shweky writes that the section most in need remains untouched:

The real immediate work that really needs to be done on the west mall between Avenue U and Avenue X remains a dangerous hazard especially to bike riders.  Seems that that critical part of the entire mall renovation project is still a long way off.

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  • Joseph Ditta

    They’re on the east side of the street, but let’s keep a watchful eye on the 3M stone, on the west side, sound of Avenue P, so we won’t have a repeat of what happened to the 5M stone at Neptune Avenue!

    • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

      That was the first thing that went through my mind. I did notice last week that they planted a tree right next to it. In a few years, the root system is bound to dislodge it. I think it’s time to start calling for the stone to be relocated to a museum or historical society.

    • S. Levine

      If Ocean Parkway is the second oldest , what is the oldest?

      • http://www.sheepsheadbites.com/ Ned Berke

        Eastern Parkway. I thought Ocean Pkwy was the oldest, but a quick Google search proved me wrong (first bike lane, though!)

        • Andrew

          (first bike lane, though!)

          Damned hipsters!