Community Advisory: Accelerated Water Main Replacement Project, Various Locations

Shared on behalf of the New York City Department of Design and Construction. Any inquiries should be directed to the Community Construction Liaison (CCL), Caroline Galeotafiore, at 347-833-6373.

Project: MEDA-002, Accelerated Water Main Replacements, Various Manhattan Locations

Expected Start Date: June 11, 2018

Expected Start Location: West 172nd St. between Haven Ave. and Fort Washington Ave.

Expected Completion: TBD (DELAYED)

Please be advised that on/about the week of June 11, 2018, the New York City Department of Design & Construction (NYC DDC) will begin construction for the replacement of existing distribution water mains, as well as fire hydrants and water valves as needed. The purpose of the project is to provide New Yorkers with safe drinking water while improving the quality of water service. Construction will eventually progress to the following blocks:

  • West 165th Street from Riverside Drive to Fort Washington Avenue
  • West 168th Street through West 172nd Street from Haven Avenue to Fort Washington Avenue
  • Haven Avenue from West 168th Street to West 172nd Street
  • Fort Washington from West 165th Street to West 172nd Street (Intersections Only)
  • Riverside Drive from West 168th Street to West 172nd Street

What are the community impacts?

NYC DDC is committed to maintaining a worksite that is safe and clean. However, dust, noise, and the presence of heavy equipment are common elements of construction. We ask for your patience during the project. To facilitate the construction, there may be limited street access on certain blocks during work hours. Access will be granted for deliveries to commercial/residential properties, as well as emergency vehicles.

Pedestrian Access

  • Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times.
  • Temporary street closures and/or limited access may be necessary.
  • Flag Persons will be assigned for traffic control.
  • DDC will monitor operations and work within DEP Noise Code regulations.
  • Sidewalk and/or loading docks may be temporarily restricted (coordinate with the CCL).
  • Parking may be restricted during construction hours.
  • Bus stops and/or bike lanes in the area may be temporarily relocated/closed off.

Water Service Interruptions

  • Water main shutdowns may extend past the construction site boundaries.
  • Weekly Construction Bulletins will include information about water shutdowns.
  • A 72-hour advisory is typically provided, followed by a 24-hour notice of confirmation.
  • Water service interruptions may last for up to approximately eight (8) hours.

What are the work hours?

Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., as well as nights and/or weekend hours when needed.

Construction Bulletin: March 23-27, 2020

The following is an anticipated work schedule for the upcoming week. However, due to unforeseen field conditions and weather conditions, it may become necessary to alter certain details, such as scheduled work locations, construction operations, and dates. You will be notified accordingly if you are subscribed for updates.

Date Work Hours   Location(s) Operation(s)
Mar. 23-27   7 a.m.-4 p.m. Fort Washington Ave. from W. 171st St. to W. 172nd St.  Con Edison Electrical Utility Work 


Map of Impact

Washington Heights map showing impact of NYC DDC water main work

More Information or Concerns

Please contact the Community Construction Liaison (CCL), Caroline Galeotafiore, at 347-833-6373.

For community impacts, affected properties will be notified 72 hours in advance, followed by a 24-hour notice of confirmation. Water main shutdown limits may extend beyond the construction zone.

To be added to the email notification list: Please email the project’s CCL, Caroline Galeotafiore, at

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During non-construction hours, dial 311 for the NYC Government Services & Information Hotline.