In a few days, construction is set to begin on the loooong-delayed Pulaski bike lane, though of course anyone's word on this matter is hard to accept at face value—we've been hearing it for years.

But we'll play along: Streetsblog reports that work will commence September 14, and could wrap up by the end of the year. Imagine, after years spent mired in bureaucratic knottiness, the path itself would require only a couple months to throw together.

The expansion would reduce traffic to two lanes on the Brooklyn-bound side, giving pedestrians and cyclists their own paths instead of forcing them to awkwardly shoulder past each other.

Assembly Member Joe Lentol, who's been advocating for the expansion since 2012, said that he's "delighted that this project could potentially be completed before the winter."

"We have been fighting for a long time for this dedicated bike lane," he said. “I applaud DOT and the company fabricating the barriers for making this project a top priority.”

Last month, the DOT announced that concerns with drainage would delay work on the bridge until 2016, but it since seems the issue has been solved. That the Pulaski is a drawbridge has created something of a logistical challenge, but the agency seems to have worked around it by planning install steel barriers in some places and concrete in others.

The project's cost has also increased from an initial estimate of $3.46 million to $4.2 million.