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Areas of Queens Village will get updated sanitary and storm sewers in the months ahead.

Parts of Queens Village in the area of Hollis Avenue will soon have updated sanitary and storm sewers.

The Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that sewer installation will begin this month and is expected to be completed by summer 2021.

According to the DDC, construction will take place from Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., but they added that some work might be completed during nights and weekends with notice given to the community. Hours of operation on Saturdays and Sunday will be from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and nighttime work

The city agency plans to install new storm and sanity sewers, replace distribution water mains, manholes, chambers and catch basins and plant trees in designated areas.

The list of affected areas are as follows:

  • 204th Street between Hollis Avenue and 112th Avenue
  • 205th Street between Hollis Avenue and 112th Avenue
  • Francis Lewis Boulevard between Hollis Avenue and 112th Avenue
  • 208th Street between Hollis Avenue and 112th Avenue
  • 110th Avenue between 205th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard
  • 111th Avenue between 204th Street and Colfax Street
  • 112th Avenue between 204th Street and 207th Street
  • 111th Road between 205th Street and Francis Lewis Boulevard
  • 221st Place between 91st Road and 92nd Avenue

Images courtesy of Department of Design and Construction

The DDC also released a community advisory to give residents a sense of what to expect over the next three years. They warned that “street access on certain blocks may be limited” but deliveries to commercial and private properties and emergency vehicle access would be permitted.

Planned temporary water service disruptions will also occur when water mains are being replaced. Those affected will receive written notice by 4 p.m. the day before disruptions are scheduled to happen. Water service will be restored by 6 p.m. every day and notices will be provided to residents if additional shutdowns are necessary.

For more information on the project, contact the Community Construction Liaison (CCL), Michelle Arfeen at 347-405-0006 or by email at seq002539ccl[@]gmail.com. Residents can also visit NYC DDC web site at www.nyc.gov/ddc. or call the New York City Government Services and Information Hotline at 311 during non-construction hours.

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