Water Main

Due to Water Main Work, Rivington Street Block Loses its Trees

Posted October 10, 2018 at 5:04 am

As part of the three-years-running water main infrastructure project around the Lower East Side, the city recently set up shop at the corner of Bowery and Rivington Street. The job is for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” However, their presence here cost a large swath of roadway and the loss of […]

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Water Main Work on Tap for Lower Clinton Street

Last modified January 15, 2018 at 11:14 am

The Department of Design and Construction last week embarked on another Lower East Side infrastructure project. This time it’s another water main job. The upcoming campaign is two-fold: replacement of both the water main and sewers beneath Clinton Street from Madison to East Broadway. Known as the “Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project” (aka MEDA002), we […]

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There Was a Major Water Main Break on South Street Yesterday

Last modified January 10, 2018 at 7:52 am

Yesterday afternoon, a water main broke beneath the pavement of South Street, right at the intersection of Rutgers Slip. The flooding was the second such water main bust in the vicinity within the last few days, behind Sunday’s incident at Madison and Clinton. The scene of the flood yesterday was eerily reminiscent of the days […]

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The Bowery is Torn Apart for Water Main Replacements [PHOTOS]

Posted November 10, 2017 at 5:02 am

As if there isn’t enough roadwork happening along the Bowery mid-section, more is ongoing. Crews have been tearing up the west side of the street – between Prince and Spring – for at least the last month. Area residents are now faced with daytime water disconnection and temporary trash pickup changes. This is part of […]

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2-Way Traffic Returns to Grand Street as Water Main Project Concludes

Posted October 20, 2016 at 5:17 am

Grand Street can finally breathe after more than five years of roadwork related to a trunk water main. Closer to home, the stranglehold between the Bowery and Essex Street, which began in February 2015, is “substantially complete,” according to the city. Pavement was resurfaced and striped over the last month. The only real remnant of […]

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After 2 Years of Water Main Work, Swath of Grand Street is Paved

Posted September 19, 2016 at 5:16 am

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 […]

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Grand Street Water Main Work Resumes East of Allen

Posted January 26, 2016 at 5:12 am

​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 […]

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DDC Not Alerting Neighbors to Water Shutoffs for Rivington Street Work, Neighbors Say

Posted November 19, 2015 at 9:32 am

​The Department of Design and Construction is now seven months into its latest infrastructural project on the Lower East Side. This capital works job (#MED625) singled out several areas of concern for “water main replacements and distribution of water main extensions.” Three of said locales reside within the confines of Community Board 3. The largest […]

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Ongoing Grand Street Water Main Work Winds Down East of Allen

Posted October 13, 2015 at 5:10 am

​The reality of Phase II has set in. Grand Street east of the Bowery is a total shitshow right now. Thanks to the ongoing work around installing a trunk water main beneath the roadway, the traffic patterns are changed, and businesses likely hurting. With the interlocking system of portable fencing and construction crew in tow, […]

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Extell and Con Ed Blame Each Other for Cherry Street Water Main Break [VIDEO]

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:49 pm

Cherry Street on the waterfront can’t catch a break. First, the 72-story Extell market-rate tower allegedly causes the roadbed to sink some two to three inches. Then yesterday, a water main burst at the corner of Rutgers Slip, resulting in a torrent gushing down the street. What a mess. The breakage happened in the late afternoon, roughly […]

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