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Street Report
An issue has arisen regard-
ing the street raising and fi-
nal installation of new bulk-
heads on West 11th and 12th
Roads regarding the com-
pletion date of this project.
Presently the contractor's
work schedule for this pro-
ject on both streets involves
actual street work Monday
to Friday starting at 7 a.m.
with clean up and contrac-
tor departure occurring, for
the most part, around 4:30
It now appears that the
contractor's present work
schedule will not be suffi-
cient to ensure completion
of the bulkhead work, street
infrastructure, raising and
finish work for the shared
space road concept on West
11th and 12th Roads by De-
cember 2016. If the present
work schedule remains as
is, the estimated completion
date for the project will be
delayed several weeks well
into calendar year 2017.
If the completion date is
delayed, it follows that Build
It Back’s access to those
homes scheduled for raising
and other work will be simi-
larly delayed. It should also
be kept in mind that a signif-
icant project completion de-
lay into calendar year 2017
will place us into the winter
storm season which would
cause additional impact for
those traversing an already
encumbered street by foot.
An option has been offered
to amend the current work
schedule of the contractor
in order to get this project
back on track for a comple-
tion date of December 2016
which would entail extend-
ing actual work hours right
up to 6 p.m. Monday through
Friday with an additional
(sixth) work day being added
on Saturday.
I believe the additional
work hours proposed for the
regular work week (Monday
- Friday) should not prove
er, the greatest impact sus-
tained with this new work
schedule would be the addi-
tion of Saturday as the sixth
work day of the week. Bulk
shopping trips would, for
the most part, then be con-
strained to Saturday evening
and Sunday. The contractor
would continue to accom-
modate bulk deliveries (oil,
propane, etc.) given suffi-
cient advance notice of such
I have already polled many
of the residents of West 12th
Road regarding this new-
ly proposed work schedule
and, for the most part, all
agree that the best course of
action would be to do what-
ever it takes to complete this
project on time. I must also
mention that there are a few
residents who feel the addi-
tion of a sixth work day on
Saturday would prove overly
intrusive for themselves and
their families.
In any event, this issue
will be discussed at the next
Broad Channel Civic Associ-
ation meeting on Thursday,
September 22 at the Broad
Channel VFW at 7 p.m. and
I urge all residents of the af-
fected blocks to attend.
Broad Channel - why
would anyone want to live
anywhere else?