Volume 22, Number 03 | The Newspaper of Lower Manhattan | May 29 - June 4, 2009

These Tribeca streets are expected to close next spring for water main work. The city is developing the schedule for the work now.

Water main project will hit North Tribeca

Water main work will tear up North Tribeca streets starting in early spring 2010.

The purpose of the project, run by the city Dept. of Design and Construction, is to replace water mains and connect them to the Third Water Tunnel, which will funnel water into the city starting in 2012 so the existing water tunnel can be repaired.

The water main work will occur on Hudson St. between Laight and Worth Sts. and on four cross streets: Hubert St. and N. Moore St. between Hudson and West Sts., and Beach St. and Franklin St. between Hudson and Greenwich Sts.

The project is still in the design phase, so the city has not determined the cost or schedule, said Craig Chin, spokesperson for D.D.C. Chin did not know if the streets would have to be closed from curb to curb during the work or if they could remain partially open.

The new mains will connect to Shaft 29B of the new water tunnel, which is near the Holland Tunnel entrance. The work there is nearly done, though a distribution chamber still has to be installed next winter, the city Dept. of Environmental Protection said.

— Julie Shapiro




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