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Department of Transportation
The New York City Department of Transportation has well demonstrated its anti-
For those not familiar with Brookville Boulevard between Rockaway Boulevard (NY 878) and 149 Avenue in the Rosedale section of Queens a description of the street is in order. It is often called “snake road” by locals. It is a narrow (one lane in each direction, no shoulders, no curbs), poorly marked, largely unlit road through a swampy marsh (actually, a tidal wetland), with ten? generally unmarked curves. A portion is underwater at high tide. The portion in question is approximately 2.5 miles long. If a vehicle drives off the road it will be partially or completely submerged in water.
Con Ed replaced the electric poles that carried the street lights about a month before Superstorm Sandy (October 2012). The city didn’t reinstall the street lights for almost 2 years (February 2014) and Con Ed reconnected them in March. By October 2014 some light were again non-
MUTCD, section 3A-
03 Markings that must be visible at night shall be retroreflective unless ambient illumination assures that the markings are adequately visible.