DDC Project Underway to Install ‘Complex Pedestrian Ramps’ Around the LES

Posted on: July 15th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Over the last couple months, you may have noticed how several Lower East Side street corners are completely dug up. The sudden work – there wasn’t much notice to the community – is part of an ongoing capital works project (#HWP2013MX) by the Department of Design and Construction described as “installing complex pedestrian ramps at various locations.”

The project actually dates back more than three years; contractor JLJ was awarded the $2.53 million contract in May 2013. According to public records, the money is split between installations in Manhattan and the Bronx. Several local street corners in the neighborhood are earmarked for the upgrades. That would explain the flurry of activity on Canal Street between Ludlow and Essex, as well as outside the former Flowers Cafe and the Essex Market.

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