Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction

Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, complete replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, paving the gravel alleys and construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk on the east side of Beard Avenue between West 60th Street and West 58th Street.


Chowen Park A & B Neighborhood Roadway Reconstruction updates will be hosted on this project page. Check back for updates!

This project includes complete reconstruction of the roadway pavement, full installation of concrete curb and gutter, complete replacement of watermain and water services, improvements to the sanitary sewer and storm sewer systems, paving the gravel alleys and construction of a 5-foot boulevard-style concrete sidewalk on the east side of Beard Avenue between West 60th Street and West 58th Street.


  • Asphalt Paving and Restoration

    about 12 hours ago

    During the week of September 16th crews completed the curb and gutter installation on Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. The first layer of asphalt pavement is tentatively scheduled for September 25th. Even after the roads are paved, residents throughout the entire project area must adhere to the no parking restrictions.

    The warmer dry weather this week will allow for more restoration work next week on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue.

    During the week of September 16th crews completed the curb and gutter installation on Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. The first layer of asphalt pavement is tentatively scheduled for September 25th. Even after the roads are paved, residents throughout the entire project area must adhere to the no parking restrictions.

    The warmer dry weather this week will allow for more restoration work next week on Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue.

  • False Fall Wraps Up

    7 days ago

    The cold and fall like weather will be taking a short hiatus and hopefully warmer and drier weather will make an appearance. The contractor will begin preparing Beard Avenue for asphalt paving and sidewalk installation. Crews will also continue turf restoration if the topsoil can get a few days to dry out.

    During the week of September 9th crews installed most of the new concrete curb and aprons along Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews are scheduled to complete the concrete work on Saturday, September 14th. Crews will also continue restoration work throughout the project area.

    The cold and fall like weather will be taking a short hiatus and hopefully warmer and drier weather will make an appearance. The contractor will begin preparing Beard Avenue for asphalt paving and sidewalk installation. Crews will also continue turf restoration if the topsoil can get a few days to dry out.

    During the week of September 9th crews installed most of the new concrete curb and aprons along Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews are scheduled to complete the concrete work on Saturday, September 14th. Crews will also continue restoration work throughout the project area.

  • Springtime in September

    15 days ago

    Autumn is near but with the new grass starting to grow and the wet weather it sure feels like Spring.

    On September 3rd, crews completed the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Concrete curb and gutter installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9th.

    Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. They will transition to Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue in the coming weeks.

    The new grass is starting to germinate and fill in the disturbed areas. Please refrain from walking on, mowing or...

    Autumn is near but with the new grass starting to grow and the wet weather it sure feels like Spring.

    On September 3rd, crews completed the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street. Concrete curb and gutter installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, September 9th.

    Crews also completed the topsoil installation and seeding on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. They will transition to Chowen Avenue and Abbott Avenue in the coming weeks.

    The new grass is starting to germinate and fill in the disturbed areas. Please refrain from walking on, mowing or disturbing the new grass. Mowing should occur when the grass reaches a height of 6 inches and at that time should be mowed to 4 inches.

  • Utility Work Complete

    22 days ago

    During the week of August 26th crews completed the storm sewer installation on Beard Avenue marking the completion of all the underground utility improvements for the project. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    The week of September 2nd crews will continue preparing Beard Avenue and the remainder of W 59th Street for concrete curb and gutter. Topsoil and seeding will continue on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Concrete curb and gutter installation along Beard Avenue and W 59th Street is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 9th.

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    During the week of August 26th crews completed the storm sewer installation on Beard Avenue marking the completion of all the underground utility improvements for the project. Crews also began installing topsoil and seed on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    The week of September 2nd crews will continue preparing Beard Avenue and the remainder of W 59th Street for concrete curb and gutter. Topsoil and seeding will continue on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Concrete curb and gutter installation along Beard Avenue and W 59th Street is tentatively scheduled for the week of September 9th.

    Have a safe Labor Day Weekend!

  • Last but Not Least....

    29 days ago

    As of August 22nd all of the streets with the exception of Beard Avenue and part of W 59th Street have been paved. Crews have also completed the topsoil removal and paved the asphalt driveways on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Next week asphalt driveway paving and topsoil removal will begin along Chowen Avenue. Crews will also begin working on removing poor soils from the road base and replacing with more suitable materials.

    Beard Avenue has a number of new improvements, including new storm sewer from W 59th Street to W 58th Street and a new sidewalk along the east...

    As of August 22nd all of the streets with the exception of Beard Avenue and part of W 59th Street have been paved. Crews have also completed the topsoil removal and paved the asphalt driveways on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue.

    Next week asphalt driveway paving and topsoil removal will begin along Chowen Avenue. Crews will also begin working on removing poor soils from the road base and replacing with more suitable materials.

    Beard Avenue has a number of new improvements, including new storm sewer from W 59th Street to W 58th Street and a new sidewalk along the east side from W 58th Street to W 60th St. Beard Avenue storm sewer installation began and will continue into early next week.

    The York Avenue and Zenith Avenue seeded areas have already germinated and turf establishment has gone well so far. Residents can assist the turf establishment by watering their new seed and keeping leaves, debris and foot traffic off the seeded areas. The new seed should not be mowed until it reaches a height of six inches.

  • Chowen Avenue Paving

    about 1 month ago

    During the week of August 12th crews completed the installation of concrete curb and driveway aprons on Chowen Avenue and approximately half of W 59th St. Crews continued topsoil removal on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue while other crews continued topsoil installation, seeding and watering on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue.

    Next week, the week of August 19th, crews will prepare the gravel base on Chowen Avenue and the east portion of W 59th St for asphalt paving. Towards the end of the week a crew will begin installing storm sewer on Beard Avenue. Crews will also continue...

    During the week of August 12th crews completed the installation of concrete curb and driveway aprons on Chowen Avenue and approximately half of W 59th St. Crews continued topsoil removal on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue while other crews continued topsoil installation, seeding and watering on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue.

    Next week, the week of August 19th, crews will prepare the gravel base on Chowen Avenue and the east portion of W 59th St for asphalt paving. Towards the end of the week a crew will begin installing storm sewer on Beard Avenue. Crews will also continue removing topsoil.

    Paving along Chowen Avenue and the east half of W 59th Street is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday, August 21st.

  • Coming Together

    about 1 month ago

    Several construction milestones have been achieved throughout the project area this summer. Five streets have pavement, 6 streets have new concrete and curb installed, 100% of the watermain and water services have been installed and two of the streets have topsoil and seed installed.

    During the week of August 12th the contractor will continue working on curb and apron installation on Chowen Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews will also continue with storm sewer improvements along Beard Avenue while crews continue to work on the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street.

    Seeding has been installed along York Avenue...

    Several construction milestones have been achieved throughout the project area this summer. Five streets have pavement, 6 streets have new concrete and curb installed, 100% of the watermain and water services have been installed and two of the streets have topsoil and seed installed.

    During the week of August 12th the contractor will continue working on curb and apron installation on Chowen Avenue and West 59th Street. Crews will also continue with storm sewer improvements along Beard Avenue while crews continue to work on the grading of Beard Avenue and West 59th Street.

    Seeding has been installed along York Avenue and Zenith Avenue and the contractor is required to water it for the first 90 days. While the contractor is responsible to establish the turf for these 90 days, your assistance during this period will help establish the turf more quickly. It is just as important to not over-water the new seed as it is to water the seed. Please refrain from disturbing the seeded areas and do not apply any fertilizers or herbicides this year.

    Keeping the streets clear of parked cars allows the contractor to water the seeded areas more thoroughly and efficiently.

    Please recall that West 58th Street is scheduled to be reconstructed between Xerxes and Wooddale Avenue in 2020. Therefore, a temporary bituminous curb will be placed adjacent to West 58th Street along intersecting streets. This temporary bituminous curb will be replaced with permanent concrete curb in 2020 during the West 58th Street project.

  • Significant Progress

    about 2 months ago

    During the week of July 29th crews were able to make significant progress throughout the project area. The first layer of asphalt pavement was installed on Ewing, Drew and Abbott Avenues. The new watermain on Beard Avenue was installed and the water services will be installed the week of August 5th. The new storm sewer was also installed along W. 59th Street. Crews were also busy removing topsoil in the disturbed areas along with repairing irrigation systems.

    For the week of August 5th residents should expect to see water services along Beard Avenue connected to the new watermain....

    During the week of July 29th crews were able to make significant progress throughout the project area. The first layer of asphalt pavement was installed on Ewing, Drew and Abbott Avenues. The new watermain on Beard Avenue was installed and the water services will be installed the week of August 5th. The new storm sewer was also installed along W. 59th Street. Crews were also busy removing topsoil in the disturbed areas along with repairing irrigation systems.

    For the week of August 5th residents should expect to see water services along Beard Avenue connected to the new watermain. Boulevard restoration will continue along portions of York Zenith Ewing, Drew and Abbott Avenues, including irrigation and pet system repairs in some areas, and topsoil installation and seeding on others.

    Please recall, it is imperative that all residents throughout the entire project area adhere to the no parking restrictions.

  • Moving Along

    about 2 months ago

    The heat has finally broke and we had a mostly dry week. Crews used the dry weather to complete the significant watermain work which required closures on both W 58th St and W 60th St. Crews were also able to complete the grading work in preparation for paving on Ewing Ave and Drew Ave. This work will continue on Saturday, July 27th for Abbott Ave.

    Paving is tentatively scheduled for Ewing Ave, Drew Ave and Abbott Ave on Monday, July 29th. Crews will also continue with the watermain installation on Beard Ave and will begin storm sewer installation on W...

    The heat has finally broke and we had a mostly dry week. Crews used the dry weather to complete the significant watermain work which required closures on both W 58th St and W 60th St. Crews were also able to complete the grading work in preparation for paving on Ewing Ave and Drew Ave. This work will continue on Saturday, July 27th for Abbott Ave.

    Paving is tentatively scheduled for Ewing Ave, Drew Ave and Abbott Ave on Monday, July 29th. Crews will also continue with the watermain installation on Beard Ave and will begin storm sewer installation on W 59th St by Wednesday.

    York Ave and Zenith Ave should expect to see topsoil installed towards the end of the week of July 29.

  • Wet Weather Woes

    2 months ago

    The week of July 15th started out with some heavy rains which caused a brief flash flood. The heavier rains and higher than average rainfall this summer has hindered some project progress but the contractor has put in extra effort to stay on schedule.

    This week the contractor completed the sump drain installation on Abbott Avenue which allowed crews to begin preparing the road base for concrete curb and gutter. Curb and gutter installation began on July 19th and concrete apron installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 22nd.

    The temporary water system was installed ...

    The week of July 15th started out with some heavy rains which caused a brief flash flood. The heavier rains and higher than average rainfall this summer has hindered some project progress but the contractor has put in extra effort to stay on schedule.

    This week the contractor completed the sump drain installation on Abbott Avenue which allowed crews to begin preparing the road base for concrete curb and gutter. Curb and gutter installation began on July 19th and concrete apron installation is scheduled to begin on Monday, July 22nd.

    The temporary water system was installed and houses along Beard Avenue will be connected on Monday, July 22nd. Please schedule an appointment with Cole to have this connection made. Information on scheduling was delivered to your front door.

    During the week of July 22nd crews will begin new watermain installation on Beard Avenue. To accomplish this work W 60th St from Xerxes to France will be closed starting at 6am on Monday and is scheduled to reopen midday on Wednesday. When the W 60th St intersection reopens, W 58th St will then be closed from Xerxes to France and is scheduled to reopen by the end of the day on Friday.

    Crews will begin preparing the road base for concrete curb and gutter along Chowen Ave. Residents on York and Zenith may see their irrigation systems repaired towards the end of the week of July 22.

    Paving along Drew and Ewing Avenue with their first layer of asphalt is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 26th.