Work Notices

Notices and construction advisories affecting Community District 6 and the surrounding areas:

Weekend traffic advisory from NYC Department of Transportation.

 

    • Washington Irving Campus Building Rehabilitation: There is ongoing rehabilitation of the Washington Irving Campus Building on Irving Place between 16th and 17th Streets. The renovations are projected to be complete by March 2020. You can find the PowerPoint presentation on the rehabilitation project here. You can also find additional information on the school’s rehabilitation project by clicking on the link for NYCSCA’s website for the project. (last updated August 1, 2018)

 

    • Reconstruction of E. 25th Street Baruch Plaza Project: The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) is working on East 25th Street Baruch Plaza (East 25th Street between Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue) from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM on weekdays, and from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM on weekends (weather permitting). Amenities such as lighting, landscaping, benches, decorative paving, tree planting, granite seating and steps will be added. There will also be an installation of a distribution water main, new drainage structures, new fire hydrants, sidewalk work, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ramps, and work on Baruch College’s underground vault. Additionally, there will be a curb extension on the northwest corner of East 24th Street and 3rd Avenue. Pedestrian access is expected to be maintained during the reconstruction, but traffic detours are expected, bus stops may change, parking will be restricted, and water service may experience interruptions. Signs will be posted in advance of any bus stop changes and parking restrictions, and a 72-hour e-mail notice will be provided in the affected area in advance of any water service interruptions. This project is expected to last until mid-June 2020. Click here for further details on this project. You can also find the latest weekly bulletin for the plaza construction here. Finally, note that the bus stop on Lexington Avenue between 25th and 26th Streets will be removed as a result of work at Baruch Plaza. (last updated August 15, 2018)

 

    • Cross-town protected bike lanes: Bike lanes and other safety improvements will be implemented on 26th Street and 29th Street this summer. Click here to see details from the NYC DOT. CB6 supported this change and requested that some parking be preserved for people with disabilities.

 

    • Utility job on 3rd Avenue and East 27th Street: A utility job to install fiber optic tubes was scheduled to begin around July 25th on 3rd Avenue and East 27th Street. Work should take approximately four weeks (weather permitting). Click here to view the letter and diagram on the work. (last updated August 6, 2018)

 

    • 28th Street station closure: The entire 6 train station on Lexington Avenue remains closed as a part of the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative, a program to close down select stations to give them extensive and much-needed renovations. The station is set to re-open in December 2018. For alternative service, the 33 Street 6 and 23 Street 6 stops will be the closest available alternatives for the 4-5-6 Lexington Avenue trains and are an estimated five minutes away by walking. The 28 Street R-W stop is also a nearby option, estimated to be about six minutes away by walking. Click here to view the presentation MTA provided at the June 13, 2018 Full Board meeting and click here to view more information on the station renovation. (last updated August 6, 2018)

 

    • Crane operation at 540 1st Avenue: From 12:01 AM to 6 AM on the mornings of August 18, August 19, August 24 and August 25, the 34th Street southbound entrance for the FDR Drive will be closed due to crane operation for 540 1st Avenue. (last updated August 15, 2018)

 

    • FDR Drive Closures: From 10 PM until 5 AM on the nights of Monday,  August 13 to Friday, August 17, the left lane of the FDR Drive’s northbound ramp between 34th Street and 42nd Street will be closed. Furthermore, from 10 PM until 5 AM on the nights of Wednesday, August 15 to Friday, August 17, the right lane of the FDR Drive’s southbound ramp between 42nd Street and 34th Street will also be closed. These closures are due to bridge repairs. (last updated August 10, 2018)

 

    • Infrastructure upgrades to Kips Bay streets: Work on Second Avenue and surrounding areas has begun and will run until the summer of 2021.  Typical work hours will be from 7 AM to 4:30 PM and will install new curbs, catch basins, sewers, hydrants, and water mains. Click here to view the flyer released by the NYC Department of Design and Construction, and click here to view the latest weekly construction bulletin. (last updated August 10, 2018)

 

    • Construction on the Park Avenue Tunnel: The NYC Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) is making structural, electrical, mechanical and fire protection improvements to the Park Avenue Tunnel. Construction is expected to continue through 2019. In order to work on the renovation, the tunnel will be closed from 9:00 PM to 6:00 AM on Monday-Thursday nights and then from 9:00 PM Friday nights to 6:00 AM Monday mornings.  Click here to read NYCDOT’s Summer 2018 Newsletter on the project.

 

    • Utility job on East 36th Street: A utility job to install fiber optic tubes and a hand hole for the fiber optic network on East 36th Street between 1st Avenue and the FDR Drive Service Road was scheduled to begin around July 24th. The work should take approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Click here to view the most recent notification on this work. (last updated August 6, 2018)

 

    • Glick Park closure: The waterfront park at the East River Esplanade, Glick Park (East River between 36th and 38th Streets), is closed to the public. The park was severely damaged in 2012 by Hurricane Sandy and the repair work had been requested and finally funded this past year. The contractor started last week to restore electrical and lighting to the park. The park is likely to be closed until July 2019 – updates will be provided as they become available.

 

    • Con Ed 2nd Avenue Gas Upgrades between 38th – 39th Streets: Gas service upgrades will take place from 6/9/2018 to 9/9/2018 with Saturday and Sunday work from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM. There may be noise and limited street parking as a result.  Click here to view the notice.

 

    • Pershing Square West Plaza: The opening of the plaza on Park Avenue West, from East 42nd Street to East 41st Street, is postponed until further notice. The work should be complete by late-September 2018. Click here to see the community advisory from the NYC Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC). Click here to see the latest weekly construction bulletin for this project. (last updated July 30, 2018)

 

    • Crane operation on East 43rd Street: East 43rd Street between 2nd Avenue and 1st Avenue will be closed from 9 PM on August 16th until 5 AM on August 17th. This closure is because of crane operation and the hoisting of equipment on this section of East 43rd Street. (last updated August 7, 2018)

 

    • Shared Street on East 43rd Street: During the month of August, the Department of Transportation (DOT) will start to implement a Shared Street, or a street where pedestrians can share the road with slow-moving vehicles, on East 43rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues. Changes that come with this new Shared Street include the adding of curb extensions on East 43rd Street and 3rd Avenue, refreshing the curb extension on Lexington Avenue, having an advisory 5MPH speed limit sign on 43rd Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues, adding public amenities, shortening pedestrian crossings on Lexington Avenue and 3rd Avenue, and relocating diplomat parking to 44th Street. For more information about this project, click here. (last updated July 31, 2018)

 

    • Utility job on East 52nd Street: Starting around July 18th, there has been ongoing work to repair an existing fiber optic cable on the street and sidewalk of East 52nd Street from 1st Avenue to the dead end on East 52nd Street.  Work hours are from 9 AM to 3 PM on weekdays, and the work should take approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Click here to view the notification on this work. (last updated August 6, 2018)

 

    • Crane operation on East 56th Street: From 8 AM to 6 PM on Sunday, August 12 and from 8 AM to 8 PM on Sunday, August 19th, East 56th Street from Lexington Avenue to 3rd Avenue will be closed because of crane operations. (last updated August 10, 2018)