Construction on City Island Ave. may impact businesses

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CITY ISLAND -

Some business owners in City Island are worried that they will not see much foot traffic this weekend while the city installs catch basins on City Island Avenue. 

The construction workers hired by the city told News 12 that the old catch basins were in bad shape, which meant less than ideal drainage on the road. Residents and business owners say flooding has always been an issue in the area. 

Business owners say the extra trucks and cones will make it hard for people to navigate the roadway on Mother's Day weekend. Others say it's work that needs to be done. 

"As long as they're fixing the community, it's fine. We'll have to deal with a little aggravation but in the end, it'll be better for everybody," said one business owner. 

The general superintendent of the construction on City Island Avenue says they have two more catch basins to put in, which will likely be done by Saturday just in time for Mother's Day. 

News 12 reached out to the city's Department of Transportation for a statement, but has not yet heard back.
 

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