All torn up: City Council seeks two-week limit to complete NYC street repaving projects

The City Council wants to set deadlines for the Department of Transportation to repave city streets to two weeks, despite the objections of City Hall officials who say the bill would lead to unreliable, flimflam roadwork.

A majority of the Council’s 51 members have added their names to Intro. 905, sponsored by Brooklyn Councilmember Justin Brannan, which would compel the DOT to finish all street resurfacing projects within two weeks of initiation. For projects that take longer, as many do, the DOT would have to notify the surrounding community of the expected project timeline and the reasons for the delay.