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The New York Times
December 24, 1922

Construction May Start in Spring for Forty-Foot Roadway.

The construction of a boulevard along the line of the former water conduit of Brooklyn from Suffolk into the heart of Brooklyn will result from action taken last week, when Borough President Connolly of Queens announced that Chief Engineer Arthur S. Tuttle of the Board of Estimate had compiled a report recommending action by the Board of Estimate and that action would be taken by the board within a week.

According to the recommendations of Chief Engineer Tuttle, the city is to dedicate for the purpose of this highway a strip of the conduit line through the whole length of Nassau County forty feet wide. This dedication will relieve the city of paying taxes on this amount of the land to the municipalities in Nassau County through which it passes. The city has always been compelled to pay tax on the land. The roadway in Nassau County will, therefore, be forty feet wide. It will pass through the villages of Valley Stream, Lynbrook, Rockville Centre, Bellmore, Wantagh, Massapequa, Seaford, Baldwin, Merrick and Amityville.

In Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn, the roadway is to be fifty feet wide. If the Board of Estimate approves of the plan the Presidents of Queens and Brooklyn are to be authorized to prepare at once plans for the building of the raodway. An effort is to be made to have construction started this Spring.

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