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Chunk of Myrtle Avenue Closing for Work on Pedestrian Plaza

The six-block stretch will be shut through July

A six-block stretch of Myrtle Avenue in Clinton Hill will be closed through July. The closure between Washington and Classon avenues is to allow construction of Myrtle Avenue Plaza, DNAinfo reported. The $7 million pedestrian plaza project will see outdoor seating, planting areas, and more installed between Hall Street and Emerson Place, according to the Pratt Institute. It will be maintained by the Myrtle Avenue Brooklyn Partnership.

There will be no eastbound traffic. This will mean a diversion for the B54 bus, and the creation of temporary stops at Washington Avenue and Myrtle Avenue and at Classon Avenue and Willoughby Avenue. Westbound traffic will not be affected, but parking could be restricted.

Local business owners weren’t happy about the closure, but weren’t worried. "If people want to get inside the store they’ll come down the street to find us," the manager of the Key Food told DNAinfo.

6 Blocks of Myrtle Avenue Will be Closed Through July, City Says [DNAinfo]

Myrtle Avenue Plaza [Official]

Myrtle Avenue Pedestrian Plaza Construction Approaches [Pratt]