East Houston Roadwork to Begin with Test Pits

Posted on: August 23rd, 2010 at 6:26 am by

Preliminary preparations for the large-scale East Houston capital works project are now underway (project #HWMP2019). Flyers along the thoroughfare indicate that the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) will be punching so-called “Test Pits” in the pavement between Chrystie and Pitt Street by mid-September.

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Such pavement punctures are apparently a necessary component of the long-term project, which aims to reconstruct the infrastructure between Bowery and the FDR Drive in a three-year period. Fat chance. Anyway, according to said announcements, the DDC will begin digging the Test Pits on September 13 in order to properly “locate trolley tracks and facilities…as part of the roadway restoration for water-main installation and utility work performed.”

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One thing is certain – it’s gonna be a long three years of traffic headaches.

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