e-Jackhammers! New City Website Helps Cut Down on Road Work

Michael Gianaris

October 18, 2011

New York Observer wrote about the recent launching of an online initiative to clear up congestion on the streets due to construction. It is called Street Works Manual, and Senator Gianaris supports the way in which this project will assist in better cooperation between construction companies to reduce the number of inconveniences due to construction.

While she may not have won the full embrace of New York City’s driving masses, Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan has still done more for drivers than anyone in a generation. Adding to her record infrastructure investments and safer streets, the city launched a new web-based program today help coordinate road maintenance among public and private entities. Known as the Street Works Manual, the system aims to have city and state agencies and private contractors share their projects so roads can be excavated less frequently, saving time and money and cutting down on congestion.


“For too long, New Yorkers have been plagued with excessive roadwork, congestion and noise due to a lack of coordination between utilities, city agencies and construction companies,” said Senator Michael Gianaris. “This new process will improve quality of life by streamlining work so that several projects are completed at once, reducing the many aggravations resulting from redundant and seemingly endless street construction.”

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