Washington Street Construction Update

construction on Washington Street

According to the latest July/August 2010 DDC newsletter (PDF format), a 12″ distribution water main installation was completed as of June 2010 on Washington Street. However, yesterday, construction crews began blocking off one lane of Washington Street between York and Front Streets to begin digging through the Belgian blocks. We contacted the Community Construction Liaison who provided this update:

“The contractor is installing the new sewer on Washington St. between York St and Front St. This work will take about three weeks to complete, then the roadway will be a two way again. Other work remaining will be to restore the roadway and re-install the cobble stones later down the road.”

Looks like a mid-September completion date on the block if all goes well. We received several emails from residents who are concerned with the length of time that Washington Street (and Water Street) will be under construction. It’s important to note that businesses will stay open, so be sure to support them when possible.

construction on Washington Street

{Construction Around Dumbo Through 2011+, 10May2010}
{Notice: Cars Parked on Dock Street, 12Apr2010}
{Water Street Reconstruction Update (Mar/Apr 2010), 10Mar2010}
{Water/Washington St Reconstruction Project Update, 03Dec2009}
{Belgian Block Reconstruction to Begin, 04May2009}

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