The Prospect Heights Neighborhood Development Council

Water main reconstruction on Atlantic Avenue to begin in May
Posted: May 4, 2011 - 9:15am


The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is beginning a capital construction project on Atlantic Avenue project from Carlton Avenue to Classon Avenue and on Washington Avenue from Atlantic Avenue to Fulton Avenue. The project is scheduled for completion in summer 2012.

There are several work operations slated to occur as part of this project including:

Installation of trunk and distribution water mains, combined sewer replacement and its components.

Installation of new pavement, curbs and sidewalks, catch basins, chute connections, ADA compliant pedestrian ramps, manholes, fire hydrants, street lighting and traffic signals.

Community Impacts

The DDC is committed to maintaining a worksite that is safe and clean. We realize that dust, noise, and heavy equipment are intrusive but they are common elements of construction. We ask for your patience during the project. During construction hours you can expect the following:

Increased levels of noise.

Some traffic lane changes, roadway closings, and delays.

Possible driveway and street parking restrictions (in order to proceed safely). Signs will be posted in advance as required. Vehicles in violation may be towed.

Signs, advisories, and temporary construction barriers which will guide traffic and pedestrians to promote safety.

Dust, dirt, and mud typically associated with construction sites.

Machines and materials stored, but cordoned, along the streets nearby or within the project limits.

Water Service Interruption

During the course of the project there will be water service interruptions while old mains are removed and new mains installed. Advanced notice will be given for all planned interruptions. If it is necessary for DDC to turn off your water service, you will receive written notice informing you by the afternoon of the day before the service interruption. DDC suggests you store drinking water to have available in your home or business for the period that the water service is suspended. Water service is always restored at the end of the day. Be sure to turn off any open valves or faucets to prevent flooding when water service is restored. After water service is restored, the water may be discolored by sediment that has accumulated in older pipes, including the service connection to the internal pipes in your building. Even if no construction is preformed in front of your building the process of shutting down old pipes can result in discoloration. If this occurs, run only cold water until it appears clear.

Community Construction Liaison

The DDC has assigned Kamala Questel of HAKS Engineers as the Community Construction Liaison (CCL) for this project. Please contact Ms. Questel for all project related inquiries and concerns, or to be added to the e-mail distribution list:

Phone: (718) 789-1464

Fax: (718) 789-1496


Field Office: 936 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11238

During non-business hours, problems can be reported by dialing 311.