A section of Grand Avenue in Clinton Hill will receive infrastructure upgrades and safety improvements in the coming weeks, Patch reports.
The Department of Transportation’s first project ‘will be new public outdoor seating, a 6-foot by 20-foot platform, that is being moved from its previous location at 966 Fulton Street to the corner of Grand Avenue and Fulton Street.
The seating is part of DOT’s “Street Seats” program, which launched four years ago. The initiative installs public seating areas citywide that can be used by anyone, not just patrons of the businesses they are in front of. The new seating area will take up one parking spot and will consist of plants and street furniture.
The seats are being relocated to its new home — with the approval from Community Board 2 — because of construction work at Putnam Plaza. The 15,000-square-foot plaza, also a DOT project, is currently being redesigned to provide more shade, greater accessibility for seniors and enhance the space for community events, such as concerts, movie nights and yoga classes.
A second DOT project will revamp the intersection of Grand and Atlantic avenues, to bring critical safety improvements as part of the mayor’s Vision Zero street safety program.
The project, set to start this month, will create a curb extension on the northeast corner, a new southbound left-only turning lane, a “quick curb” on the eastern leg of the intersection and a painted median extension on the western leg.
An estimated completion date for the construction hasn’t been announced yet.
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