Consider it a birthday present for 93-year-old Teddi Kavanaugh.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) recently told State Senator Tony Avella that they will perform a full resurfacing of Depot Road between 156th and 158th streets in Murray Hill.
Recall that Depot Road, a narrow roadway adjacent to the LIRR station, could easily be mistaken for a private driveway. After seven years of neglect, it’s filled with cracks and potholes.
Kavanaugh, the president of the Off-Broadway Homeowners Association, brought this to Avella’s attention. Last June, they demanded fixes at a press conference.
Now, the DOT has responded. They will begin the project in the fall.
“As I reach my 93rd birthday this week, I am so delighted to finally check this off of my bucket list,” Kavanaugh said.
Avella said after years of pleading with the city, local residents will finally get relief on this road.
“Because of their persistence, something that was once deemed impossible by DOT will finally be accomplished,” Avella said. “When complete, the resurfacing of Depot Road will be another prime example of the incredible progress that can be achieved when residents and elected officials work together.”