Staten Island Spring 2017 Road Closures to Facilitate Cleanups of Litter-filled Stretches
Schedule of cleanups along major thoroughfares for the months of March and April. The cleanups, which will involve the deployment of heavy equipment and require full road closures, are as follows:
Thursday, March 16th – Travis Avenue from Richmond Avenue to Victory Blvd.
Thursday, March 23rd – Victory Blvd. from Travis Avenue to Signs Road
Thursday, March 30th – Rockland Avenue from Forest Hill Road to Manor Road
Thursday, April 6th – Forest Hill Road from Yukon Avenue to Richmond Hill Road
Thursday, April 13th – Forest Hill Road from Richmond Hill Road to Rockland Avenue
These roads will be closed from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on those dates. Motorists are advised to be aware and plan alternate routes on these dates.
“Historically, the month of March is the dirtiest month of the year,” noted BP Oddo. “As a result of less cleanup activities during cold winter months, the litter buildup becomes exceedingly evident during this time of year. Unfortunately, the selfish actions of certain individuals make it necessary to close the roads to remove bottles, fast food wrappers and other items from the perimeter. While it may be an inconvenience to some when these roads are closed, it is the only way the agencies can safely address this issue. Thank you to the Parks Department for their responsiveness in getting this done early in the season.”
The cleanup efforts are made possible through collaboration with the Parks Department, NYPD, DOT, and the Department of Sanitation.