In honor of National Infrastructure Week, May 14-21, 2018, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Vincent Sapienza and Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Acting Commissioner Ana Barrio announced that workers recently broke ground on a $62.5 million infrastructure upgrade project in Queens.
As part of the project, more than 7 miles of new water mains and approximately 4,300 linear feet of sanitary sewers will be installed along 33rd, 37th and 38th Avenues, as well as Utopia Parkway. In addition, 350 linear feet of new storm sewers and 100 catch basins will be constructed to help to increase drainage capacity and help to alleviate flooding.
“This project will improve the neighborhood’s water and sewer service and represents a major investment in infrastructure in Bayside and Flushing,” said Barrio. “The partnership between DDC and DEP continues to be one of the strongest in city government, and we’ll continue to work together to improve and protect the city’s infrastructure.”
DEP is funding the project while DDC will manage the construction, which is expected to be completed in 2021.