Beach Channel Construction Coming


You’ll be seeing more construction soon. Robby Schwach of Councilman Eric Ulrich’s office recently provided the following update.
In the next few weeks you will begin to see engineers surveying Beach Channel Drive between Beach 116th and Beach 124th Streets. By the end of March, tree guards will go into place and equipment will be staged to begin a major capital construction project.
The project will include the installation of a new 20-inch water main, repairs to the sewer system, replacement of the sidewalk on the bay (north) side of the street and a complete reconstruction of all four lanes of the roadbed. The curb on the north side will also be reconstructed.
This project will necessitate road closures of one lane at a time (and two lanes for some phases).
Councilman Ulrich's office hosted a meeting on Monday with the Department of Design and Construction, Department of Transportation, the contractor, NY Asphalt, and the New York City Police Department to plan ways to lessen the impact on traffic.
Work is scheduled to begin in April and will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, to try to avoid rush hours.
A community construction liaison has been assigned to the project and he will work out of a local office and be available to resolve community concerns. Contact information for the liaison will be provided at a later time.