Residents complain about ongoing construction delays on Pelham Parkway

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A project to reconstruct the Pelham Parkway is starting to get under the skin of some who say it is not being executed correctly.

The reconstruction of the Pelham Parkway was originally supposed to be finished by 2021, according to Community Board 11. But the completion date for the two-phased projected has since been pushed back. The city's Department of Design and Construction says, "The project is anticipated to be completed in Spring 2023 as a result of delays while we wait for Con Edison to relocate major gas and electrical lines located under Pelham Parkway."

Al D'Angelo, the chairman of Community Board 11, is fed up. Not only with timing, but execution. He says the parkway is still laden with potholes.

"They screw up and the community suffers. They don't live there. They come to do their job and then they go home," says D'Angelo. "You know, we have to live here and deal with these streets every day."

Right now, the DDC says final restoration has begun on the roadway from Stillwell Avenue to Seymour Avenue and the entire parkway from Stillwell Avenue to White Plains Road.

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