Project Description: Trunk and Distribution water mains replacement in Atlantic Avenue
Project Start: Fall 2010
Project Completion: Summre 2013
Project Cost: $13,929,929
A Capital Construction Project administered by the New York City Department of Design and Construction will begin soon in your community. We are committed to maintaining a work site that is safe and orderly. Dust, noise and heavy equipment are intrusive but common elements of construction. We are working to minimize the inconvenience, and appreciate your patience.
Work to be performed:
1. Trunk Water Mains
2. Distribution Water Mains
4. Combined Sewer
5. Catch Basins
8. Roadway Reconstruction
This project will take place at the following locations:
Trunk and Distribution water mains replacement in Atlantic Avenue between Carlton Avenue and Classon Avenue.
Typical working hours are 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays.
What to Expect
We have planned this construction to occur in stages to minimize disruption and inconvenience to residents, pedestrians, and drivers. Some restrictions will be necessary, however, to complete the work.
Please take note of the following:
• Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
• Vehicular access may need to be temporarily restricted, generally during work hours.
• Signs will be posted informing residents of necessary street closures and/or limited access.
• Parking may be temporarily restricted where necessary to allow construction to proceed. Signs will be
posted indicating the temporary restrictions.
• Driveway access may be temporarily restricted in order to perform certain work.
•Some bus stops and/or bus routes may be moved or changed during the course of this construction. Signs and directions will be posted showing the new stops and/or routes.
You will receive notification of the above restrictions from the project staff.
Individuals with special needs who may be uniquely impacted by this project should contact the project's Resident Engineer, Community/Business Liaison, or Engineer-In-Charge as soon as possible, to make them aware of your situation. We will work with you to attempt to minimize the inconvenience as much as possible.
Sidewalk Violation Notices
Prior to sidewalk installation, the NYC Department of Transportation will inspect your sidewalk. If a violation exists, a sidewalk violation notice will be issued to you. Included with this violation notice will be a Preliminary Inspection Report (PIR) indicating the square footage you will be assessed for. Your sidewalk will be installed in no less than 45 days. During this 45-day period, you may request a reinspection by DOT that may result in a revised PIR. When the sidewalk is installed DDC will notify the NYC Department of Finance to assess you for the work completed in accordance with the final PIR. For more details, please contact our Community Construction Liaison or visit the NYC DOT website at http://www.nyc.gov/dot.
Property Damage Concerns
Under the terms of the contract, the Contractor is responsible for the repair of any proven property damage and restoration of the construction area, including sidewalks and curbs, to at least the condition that existed prior to the start of construction.
As a protection for the City of New York and the property owners along the route of the construction, preconstruction pictures are taken. The contract requires the Contractor to maintain property damage and liability insurance coverage until the completion of all work. You are advised to inform the Contractor and the Resident Engineer in the first instance of any property damage you may have, and if the Contractor fails to respond within 10 days, you should inform the DDC Borough Director in writing.
If you believe the city is responsible or if you wish to file a claim with the city you must do so within 90 days of the occurrence with the New York City Comptroller’s Office. For information please contact the Construction Community Liaison or Resident Engineer.
Some Water Interruptions
During the course of this project, you may experience water service disruptions. Water may be discolored by sediment that has built up in the older pipes, including the service connection to the internal pipes in your own building. Even if no construction is performed in front of your building the process of shutting down the old pipes can result in discoloration. If this occurs, run ONLY COLD WATER until it appears clear. If it will be necessary for us to turn off your water service, you will receive written notice informing you by the afternoon of the day before service interruption. We suggest you store drinking water to have available in your home or business for the period that water service is suspended. Water service is always restored at the end of the workday. Be sure to turn off any open valves or faucets to prevent flooding when water service is restored.
If your water service is NOT restored by 6:00 pm, unless the shutoff notice gives special information regarding non-standard hours (e.g. overnight work), please call the 311 Service Center available 24 hours a day.
Community Construction Liaison: Ms. Kamala Questo
936 Fulton Street.