After 2 Years of Water Main Work, Swath of Grand Street is Paved
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It was exactly two years ago that subterranean road maintenance along Grand Street crossed the Bowery. Since then, the seven-block stretch to Essex Street has been dominated by on-again-off-again roadwork.
As previous reported, the capital works project (#MED609) – helmed by the Department of Design and Construction – upgrades the infrastructure beneath the roadway while also improving sidewalks and curbs. Project scope includes 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.
The latter improvement began earlier this week between Allen Street and the Bowery. Points eastward, however, are still dominated by scraped asphalt, sidewalk detours, and in the case of the M15 Select Bus, a relocated bus stop. According to the city’s update system, “excavation and restoration for roadway” is underway on this last leg. Overall timetable for completion, as before, is scheduled “by spring 2017.”