Work on Calamus Avenue sewer project in Maspeth kicks into a higher gear this week

NYC DDC is coming to Maspeth with another sewer project.
Photo courtesy of NYC Department of Design and Construction

After City Comptroller Scott Stringer said the Calamus Avenue sewer project left Maspeth looking “like a war zone,” the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has a busy schedule lined up for next week.

Starting on Monday, July 24, DDC will kick off a trio of improvements that will last until Friday, July 28.

The first job will involve the excavation, placing and backfilling of a box sewer on Calamus Avenue between 72nd Place and 74th Street.

Crews will also install sewer manholes and catch basins on Calamus Avenue between 70th Street and 74th Street.

Finally, DDC will being mobilizing material on 69th Street between 48th Avenue and Maurice Avenue.

All work is expected to take place between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. during the week. However, due to unforeseen weather and field conditions, the work schedule, times, dates or operations may need to change.

If there will be any interruptions to water service, DDC will post signs at least 24 hours in advance of any shutdown; the agency will also distribute material in the affected areas.

No parking signs will be posted 72 hours prior to any temporary elimination of parking and driveway access in the affected areas.

For any further information, reach out to the project’s Community Construction Liaison, Bita Mehrpour, at 718-424-1058 or through email at SE814CCL[@]gmail.com.