BY JON CRONIN
Penelope Avenue and the surrounding streets are about to get a massive $22 million sewer repair project starting this month and concluding in June 2018.
The construction will improve storm water draining and upgrade the city’s aging water main infrastructure system.
The scope of the project will include replacement of distribution water mains, reconstruction of combined sewer, installation of catch basins, installation of manhole/chambers covers, and roadway resurfacing.
The project will be conducted on Penelope between 71st and 74th Street; 74th Street between Juniper Boulevard South and Juniper Valley Road; Juniper Valley Road between 74th Street and 77th Street; 66th Road between Gray Street and 77th Street; 77th Street between 66th Drive and Gray Street; Gray Street between 66th Drive and Juniper Valley Road; 75th Street between Juniper Valley Road and 66th Drive.
The work will be performed between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The DDC will be shutting water off at certain times. They will give 72 hour and 24 hour notices stipulating how long the water will be shut off.
Pedestrian traffic will be maintained, some streets may be closed as required, and parking and driveway access may become temporarily restricted.
During a presentation of the project at least week’s Community Board 5 meeting, Vinnie Arcuri, chairman of CB 5, said this will be one of the most involved projects of the area.
Reach Reporter Jon Cronin at (718) 357-7400 x125, firstname.lastname@example.org or @JonathanSCronin