The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced that work has begun on a $150 million project to clean up Pugsley Creek in the south Bronx. D&B and a joint venture partner has been awarded the Construction Management contract for this project. This is the largest infrastructure project awarded in the Bronx. The focus of this infrastructure project is the construction of a nearly mile-long parallel sewer running below White Plains Road that will direct more wastewater to the Hunts Point Wastewater Treatment Plant and will reduce combined sewer overflows into Pugsley Creek by 98 percent. Work will also include the replacement of nearly two miles of roughly century-old cast iron water mains with new, stronger ductile iron mains. Funding for the project is being provided by DEP while DDC is managing the construction, which is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2020. The project includes the construction of 9,020 linear feet of distribution ductile iron water mains, 4,365 linear feet of combined sewers and the addition of 26 new fire hydrants and 306 trees. In addition, more than 20,000 square feet of sidewalk will be rebuilt and more than 29,000 square yards of pavement will be resurfaced. The construction of the new parallel sewer, which will reduce combined sewer overflows into Pugsley Creek by approximately 200 million gallons annually, is part of an agreement between New York City and New York State that aims to improve the ecological health and cleanliness of New York City Harbor.
Congratulations to the D&B Team for this outstanding win.