Safe debris handling and removal from L Line construction project
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There is a cloud of dust from construction, over Avenues A & B.
You can see it, and thousands of residents, and people who visit the East Village are breathing it in.
This dust is from preparation for the L Line construction due to begin in April, 2019. Construction debris at that time is expected to contain asbestos, and other toxic particles.
Currently, open dumpsters are permanently placed on Avenue B, where debris accumulates, and sits. There is constant debris removal and transport from Avenue A to Avenue B by uncovered construction vehicles, leading to plumes of dust flying all over.
This debris removal may seem like a small matter, but it's effecting thousands of New Yorkers and visitors along the 14th Street corridor - this is to try to insure better management, for everyone's health and safety.
Please 1) cover the dumpsters, 2) move debris in covered vehicles only, 3) consolidate the schedule of debris removal so that it's not constant, all day and all night, 4) lower the decibel level of beeping and honking by construction vehicles, 5) provide residents on 14th Street with high quality air filters during the construction phase, like FEMA did for lower Manhattan residents after 9/11, 6) insure air quality monitoring daily by onsite safety inspectors, 7) provide a complete fleet of electric and diesel buses (only 15 are now in the plan out of 200 buses that will provide alternate service during L Line construction ), provide parking solutions for residents with cars who currently park on the street (and won't be able to once L Line construction begins).
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