Grand Street Water Main Work Resumes East of Allen

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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​It’s a case of unwanted deja-vu.

Just when you thought that the city was done with water main work on the eastern stretch of Grand Street, this happened. The traffic fences and barricades arrived two weeks ago, as did the plethora of vehicles and supplies. It’s not over yet…

Yes, the reprieve was short-lived. The road is now opened up anew, as the job was never really complete (i.e. the metal road plates). More action is underway, but not without complications. The blizzard this weekend had workers digging out from huge drifts of snow yesterday morning. Delays are nothing new for this project, though, so what’s a few snow days.

There are still at least another two years of this crap. Anticipated completion date is spring 2017.

As noted, the capital works project (#MED609) – helmed by the Department of Design and Construction – upgrades the infrastructure beneath the roadway. Plans include new water mains and gas pipes, replacement traffic signs and street lighting, reconstruction of distribution water mains, cleaning the sewers, and repaving a fresh roadway.

Construction beneath Grand Street has been ongoing since 2012, albeit west of the Bowery.

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