Construction is moving full steam ahead on Myrtle Avenue Plaza, a pedestrian plaza to be located on four blocks of Myrtle Avenue, between Hall Street and Emerson Place, in northern Clinton Hill. DNAinfo reports (h/t Curbed NY) a six-block portion of the thoroughfare will be closing until this July starting today. The current street layout between Hall Street and Emerson Place (which is four blocks) consists of two lanes of eastbound traffic and a single lane of westbound traffic. The southern-most eastbound lane, which is separated by a median from the other two traffic lanes, will be permanently removed and replaced by the plaza, with the exception of two blocks of service road between Hall Street and Grand Avenue.
The $7 million, 25,000-square-foot plaza will feature seating and vegetation. Construction has been ongoing since last September and completion is expected in 2016. The city’s Department of Design and Construction (NYC DDC) and the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership are heading the project.
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