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. Crane work related to the school’s rehabilitation will close Irving Place between 16th and 17th Streets from 8 AM to 5 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until July 27th. Overall, the renovations are projected to be complete by March 2020. Click here to find the most recent crane advisory from the New York City School Construction Authority (NYCSCA), and 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.

 

    • Reconstruction of E. 25th Street Baruch Plaza Project: On or about July 18th, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) will begin work 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. Finally, 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, you can find the notice for the water main test shutdown on the early morning of Friday, July 20th (starting at 12:01 AM and lasting for approximately four hours) here. (last updated July 18, 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 is scheduled to begin around July 25th on 3rd Avenue and East 27th Street. Working hours are still to be determined, and work should take approximately four weeks (weather permitting). Click here to view the letter and diagram on the work.

 

    • 28th Street station closure: The southbound/downtown side of the station will be closed starting on Friday, July 13 at 10 PM for a project that is expected to last through the weekend. Then, on Monday, July 16 starting at 5 AM, the entire 6 train station on Lexington Avenue will be 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. 

 

    • East 33rd Street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue: Work to reconfigure this section of the street from one-way to two-way began on 5/25/2018. The normal working hours for this project are 7 AM to 3PM Monday through Friday. All work for this project will take place at the south and north corners of 33rd Street & 2nd Ave. Please note that this schedule is weather dependent.
      • The first phase (weeks 1-2) they will remove an existing sidewalk corner and one-way sign, install a new sidewalk & pedestrian ramp, and install tree protection
      • The second phase (weeks 2-4) will include removing the existing concrete median and curb, removing existing road markings and installing new markings, and installing new asphalt, sidewalk bollards, and road markings.
      • The third and final phase (weeks 4-6) will include removing the existing tree, removing the existing pedestrian island, removing the existing flexible bollards, restoring pavement at the removed island,  and installing new street markings.

     

    • 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. Latest community advisory: July 13, 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 is scheduled to begin around July 24th. Work hours are still to be determined, and the work should take approximately four weeks, weather permitting. Click here to view the most recent notification on this work. (last updated July 18, 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. Click here to see the community advisory from the NYC DDC. Click here to see the latest weekly construction bulletin for this project. (last updated July 12, 2018)

 

    • FDR Drive Northbound Ramp from East 42nd Street to 1st Avenue: On the weeknights of July 16 to July 20 (10 PM to 5 AM), the left lane of the FDR Drive’s northbound ramp for the 42nd Street exit will be closed in order to perform bearings repairs. Click on New York State Department of Transportation’s Advisory to see this notice and notices on other traffic closures throughout the five boroughs.

 

    • First Avenue Tunnel: From 11 PM on Friday, July 20th until 6 AM on Saturday, July 21st, there will be full tube closures in the First Avenue Tunnel at the United Nations. One tube at a time will be closed, but one tube will also remain open at all times. These closures are as a result of maintenance work on the First Avenue Tunnel. For further details, please see the New York City Department of Transportation’s notice on the closures.

 

    • Utility job on East 52nd Street: Starting around July 18th, there will be 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 upcoming work. (last updated July 18, 2018)