NYC Department of Design and Construction
Friday, July 20, 2018
Pershing Square West Reconstruction
The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is managing a capital reconstruction project to replace existing infrastructure at Pershing Square West and along surrounding streets and to create a pedestrian plaza on Park Avenue West between 41st and 42nd Street. This project began in the Spring of 2014 and is currently anticipated to be at substantial completion by Spring 2018. (This extends the completion date, which was originally expected to be in mid 2017.)
Work Completed to Date
- East 42 St between Vanderbilt & Lexington Avenues: Installation of 36” trunk water main along with its appurtenances, 20” water main (south side), 12” water main (north side), gas main (north side), catch basins along with their connections, and relocation of Con Ed and ECS facilities, and final curb-to-curb roadway restoration.
- Park Avenue West between East 42nd and East 41st Streets: New 16” storm sewer installation relocation of Con Ed and ECS facilities, and retaining wall foundation for rain garden.
- Park Ave West between East 42nd and East 39th Streets: Installation of 36” trunk water main along with its appurtenances, 12” water main, gas main, and 48” trunk water main (between East 40th & East 39th Streets).
- East 41st Street between Park and Madison Avenues: Relocation of Con Ed, ECS and gas main facilities; installation of catch basins along with their connections, cleanout manhole and chute connection (between Park Ave East & Park Ave West); and final roadway restoration of trenches.
- East 40th Street between Park and Madison Avenue: Relocation of Con Ed and ECS facilities; and installation of 12” water main.
Anticipated Work Schedule Second Quarter 2018
Night/day and weekend work operations include:
- Intersection of East 42nd Street and Park Ave West: Curb and sidewalk.
- Park Avenue West between East 42nd and East 41st Street: Daytime construction of plaza will continue(removal of existing trees, granite curbwall, granite treads & pavers, installation of trench drains, concrete pavers, paving blocks, railings & site furnishings). NOTE: some trees will be replaced.
- Intersection of E 41 St and Park Avenue West: Curb and sidewalk.
- East 40th Street between Park Avenue West & Madison Avenue: Final roadway restoration of trenches.
Dust, noise and heavy equipment are common elements of construction and the DDC asks for your patience during the project. There may be limited street access on certain blocks. However, deliveries to commercial and residential properties and emergency vehicle access will be allowed. In addition, the DDC will be baiting the construction zone on a regular basis to control rodent populations.
Water Service Interruption
During the course of this project, temporary water service disruptions will be necessary in order to replace the water mains. If it is necessary for DDC to turn off your water service, you will receive written notice by 4 p.m. the day before service interruption. Water service will be restored everyday by 6pm or by the end of work shift. If additional shut downs are required you will receive a new notice daily until work is completed.
Proper trash collection can be a challenge on a project as large as this but if everyone is considerate it can be managed with a modicum of disruption. Please pack your trash properly to avoid easy breakage and/or spill over. Put it in the designated areas as close to collection time as possible. If you use a private carter, ensure your trash collection occurs in a timely fashion. If you aren’t sure where to bring your trash, please call the Community Construction Liaison.
During construction hours, you can expect the following:
- Increased levels of dust, noise, and heavy equipment.
- Vehicular travel lane closures will be required, as well as detours. Warning signs will be posted in advance.
- Parking and driveway/loading dock restrictions, signs will be posted within the affected areas.
- Emergency vehicle access and pedestrian access to sidewalk and buildings will be maintained.
Community Construction Liaison
As of July 23, 2018 all inquiries should be addressed to 212-302-2868 or email email@example.com.
Myriam Benjamin of JED Engineering will be transitioning to another project and will no longer be the Community Construction Liaison (CCL) after July 23, 2018.
Field Office: 262 West 38th Street, Room 302, New York NY 10018
Phone: 212-302-2868 Main#
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