REPAVING WEST STREET.
The New York Times
December 31, 1922
City to Stop Costly Patch Work and Do Entire Job.
After pursuing a policy which resulted in 31 per cent. of the pavement of almost the entire area of West Street being patched in each of the years 1920 and 1921, the Board of Estimate has become convinced of the need of new paving suitable for trucks, autotrucks and automobiles.
The total cost of repaving West Street and the marginal way from Cortlandt Street to Vestry Street, and South Street from Peck Slip to Montgomery Street, will be $1,096,816.72. With the exception of a small strip near Gansevoort Market and the stretch from Rector Street to Cortlandt Street, which was repaved last year, there has been no repaving of West Street since 1907.
The contract for repaving West Street and the marginal way from Cortlandt Street to Duane Street, has been awarded by Borough President Julius Miller at a total cost, including supervising force, of $373,398.59, and work will be started in the Spring.
On the South Street contract, costing $419,450,39 in all, work is now being done.
The paving will be the new improved granite block, which has a much smoother surface than the old rough style and is much more durable.
As fast as repaving is done the remainder of the old Belt Line surface railroad tracks will be removed. The franchise of this line was formally declared abandoned some years ago.
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