One of the missions of the NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) is to invest in public infrastructure and neighborhood development projects that make this city a great place to live, work, and do business. Over the years, a severe traffic condition had developed in Whitestone, Queens at the juncture of Linden Place and the Whitestone Expressway.
The congestion created by vehicles moving from the Whitestone Expressway’s South service road to the North service road was out of proportion to the current road structure. And, traffic meant for the Expressway was spilling over into the adjacent neighborhoods.
Frank Marando Landscaping was enlisted to create a Turn-a-Round lane that would bypass local street traffic and traffic lights altogether. Additionally, the Turn-a-Round and its surrounds would be landscaped with shade trees and a thick green lawn.