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.


  • Paving on York and Zenith, Concrete Curb on Drew and Ewing

    6 months ago

    Bituminous paving is scheduled for Monday, June 24th on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue. This round of paving will be the first of two layers of pavement for this project. The second layer will occur at the end of the project. Following the paving, crews will begin the process of removing the topsoil and grading boulevards in preparation for new topsoil installation and seed. Landscaped areas will also begin to be restored.

    Crews will be working on Drew Avenue Saturday, June 22, to make up for lost time due to weather. They will be removing poor soils and replacing them...

    Bituminous paving is scheduled for Monday, June 24th on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue. This round of paving will be the first of two layers of pavement for this project. The second layer will occur at the end of the project. Following the paving, crews will begin the process of removing the topsoil and grading boulevards in preparation for new topsoil installation and seed. Landscaped areas will also begin to be restored.

    Crews will be working on Drew Avenue Saturday, June 22, to make up for lost time due to weather. They will be removing poor soils and replacing them with more suitable soils to build a longer lasting road. The contractor anticipates pouring concrete curb and gutter on Drew and Ewing Avenues starting during the week of June 24. Please watch your front door for important schedule notices.

    Houses along Chowen Avenue will begin to be connected to the new watermain that was installed. Crews will need access to homes to disconnect the temporary water system and ensure the new water connection is functioning properly.

    Throughout the next couple of weeks a subcontractor, HydroKleen, will be lining the sanitary sewer main throughout the project. Please watch your front door for notices regarding this work.


  • Construction Update

    6 months ago

    During the week of June 10th crews were able to install the new concrete curb and gutter on York and Zenith Avenues, as well as driveway aprons on York Avenue. The contractor began road excavation along Drew and Ewing Avenues in preparation for concrete curb and gutter. The contractor began temporary water setup on Chowen and Abbott Avenues after the roadway edges were reclaimed.

    For the week of June 17th, crews will begin installing watermain on Chowen and Abbott Avenues. Concrete driveway aprons will be installed on Zenith Avenue. The contractor anticipates pouring concrete curb and gutter on Drew and...

    During the week of June 10th crews were able to install the new concrete curb and gutter on York and Zenith Avenues, as well as driveway aprons on York Avenue. The contractor began road excavation along Drew and Ewing Avenues in preparation for concrete curb and gutter. The contractor began temporary water setup on Chowen and Abbott Avenues after the roadway edges were reclaimed.

    For the week of June 17th, crews will begin installing watermain on Chowen and Abbott Avenues. Concrete driveway aprons will be installed on Zenith Avenue. The contractor anticipates pouring concrete curb and gutter on Drew and Ewing Avenues starting late during the week of June 17 or early during the week of June 24.

    Please continue to check your front door for any time sensitive notices.

  • York Avenue Driveway Access

    6 months ago

    IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

    Restricted Roadway and Driveway Access

    The contractor will install new concrete driveway aprons and concrete driveway panels on York Avenue on Friday, June 14th.

    Please have all vehicles you need for the next 5 days out of your driveway and off the street by 7:00 am Friday. Residents will be able to park north of West 58th Street and south of West 60th Street on Friday. After the concrete work is complete, driveways will not be accessible for 5 days while the concrete gains strength, but on-street parking on York Avenue will...

    IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

    Restricted Roadway and Driveway Access

    The contractor will install new concrete driveway aprons and concrete driveway panels on York Avenue on Friday, June 14th.

    Please have all vehicles you need for the next 5 days out of your driveway and off the street by 7:00 am Friday. Residents will be able to park north of West 58th Street and south of West 60th Street on Friday. After the concrete work is complete, driveways will not be accessible for 5 days while the concrete gains strength, but on-street parking on York Avenue will be allowed. Please refrain from touching the concrete during this period to ensure proper curing.

  • Roadway and Driveway Access Restriction

    6 months ago

    IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

    Limited Roadway and Driveway Access

    The contractor will be installing new concrete curb on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th.

    Please have all vehicles you need for the day out of your driveway and off these streets by 7:00 am Thursday and again by 7:00 am on Friday. Alley access will remain open at both Xerxes Avenue and W 59th St. Residents will be able to park north of W 58th St or south of W 60th St. After the work is completed or...

    IMPORTANT CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

    Limited Roadway and Driveway Access

    The contractor will be installing new concrete curb on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue on Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th.

    Please have all vehicles you need for the day out of your driveway and off these streets by 7:00 am Thursday and again by 7:00 am on Friday. Alley access will remain open at both Xerxes Avenue and W 59th St. Residents will be able to park north of W 58th St or south of W 60th St. After the work is completed or crews have left for the day, the roadway and driveways will be accessible. Please refrain from touching the concrete for 5 days to ensure proper curing.

  • Construction Update

    6 months ago

    Chowen and Abbott Avenues

    Early during the week of June 10, the contractor will begin reclaiming the pavement. As shown in the video on the right side of this web page, the reclaiming process grinds up the existing pavement along with some of the gravel underneath the road to produce a suitable recycled material to use as the new road base. The contractor will leave a portion of the asphalt in place to better maintain vehicle access during construction. Removal of concrete curb and potentially the end of your driveway pavement will also likely occur.

    Following reclaiming, the contractor will...

    Chowen and Abbott Avenues

    Early during the week of June 10, the contractor will begin reclaiming the pavement. As shown in the video on the right side of this web page, the reclaiming process grinds up the existing pavement along with some of the gravel underneath the road to produce a suitable recycled material to use as the new road base. The contractor will leave a portion of the asphalt in place to better maintain vehicle access during construction. Removal of concrete curb and potentially the end of your driveway pavement will also likely occur.

    Following reclaiming, the contractor will then begin installing the temporary water supply system. This will allow us to replace the existing watermain and services with little disruption to your water supply. The contractor will need access to your basement to finalize this setup. You will be contacted by either a knock on the door or a notice on your front door by GF Jedlicki. They will be the contractor making the final connection to the temp water and later they will reconnect back to the watermain.

    Parking restrictions will be in effect. There will be No Parking between the hours of 7 am to 9 pm, or when the contractor has noticeably left for the day.

    York and Zenith Avenues

    The contractor will continue boulevard excavation and road excavation in preparation for concrete curb and gutter.

    The contractor anticipates pouring concrete curb starting late during the week of June 10 or early during the week of June 17. For those with driveways accessing the roads and not the alleys, please look for a notice on your front door regarding appropriate parking locations during concrete apron work.

    Drew and Ewing Avenues

    The contractor has replaced most of the new water services and connected nearly all the houses to the new watermain. Following completion, the contractor will remove the temporary water system. Sump drain installation began and is anticipated to be complete early during the week of June 10.

    The contractor will also begin road excavation in preparation for concrete curb and asphalt pavement.

  • Schools Out!

    6 months ago

    Schools out and summer vacation is here!

    Construction Safety - For the safety of everyone, all adults and children should stay as far away as possible from all construction activities and equipment. Construction safety is our utmost concern and your cooperation is imperative. Construction activities are extremely dangerous. Even when there is not active work occurring in front of your residence, large trucks and equipment may still drive by.

    If you need to leave your driveway for activities please plan ahead. You may need to allow 10-15 minutes for crews to make a temporary gravel surface for you to exit...

    Schools out and summer vacation is here!

    Construction Safety - For the safety of everyone, all adults and children should stay as far away as possible from all construction activities and equipment. Construction safety is our utmost concern and your cooperation is imperative. Construction activities are extremely dangerous. Even when there is not active work occurring in front of your residence, large trucks and equipment may still drive by.

    If you need to leave your driveway for activities please plan ahead. You may need to allow 10-15 minutes for crews to make a temporary gravel surface for you to exit your driveway. Just wave one of the contractors down and let them know you need to leave.

    Thank you, have a wonderful summer.

  • Construction Update - Warmer Days Ahead

    6 months ago

    The summer temperatures have arrived and it appears that they will be staying. With the warmer weather the water supplied by the temporary water system will become warmer. Residents are encouraged to keep some water in their fridge for drinking. The warmer weather also means that the material on the driving surface will dry out much quicker and which creates more dust. Please slow down when driving through the site. The contractor will increase their dust control measures to also help alleviate dust.

    During the week of 5/27 the contractor completed the watermain installation on Ewing Avenue and...

    The summer temperatures have arrived and it appears that they will be staying. With the warmer weather the water supplied by the temporary water system will become warmer. Residents are encouraged to keep some water in their fridge for drinking. The warmer weather also means that the material on the driving surface will dry out much quicker and which creates more dust. Please slow down when driving through the site. The contractor will increase their dust control measures to also help alleviate dust.

    During the week of 5/27 the contractor completed the watermain installation on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. The water service lines were connected to the new watermain on Ewing Avenue. Crews also began rough excavation of boulevards on York Avenue and Zenith Avenue in preparation for future topsoil installation.

    During the week of 6/3 the contractor will continue connecting water services on Drew Ave. Houses on Ewing Avenue should expect to have the new water services turned on starting on Monday and Tuesday. Crews will also begin road excavation along York Avenue and Zenith Avenue in preparation for concrete curb and asphalt pavement. Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue will also see the installation of the new sump drain later in the week.

    Yard Parties - Please let us know now of any large events you have planned at your home. These events include, but might not be limited to, large yard parties for graduations or family gatherings.

  • Construction Update

    7 months ago

    During the week of May 20th the contractor completed temporary water setup and began watermain improvements on Drew and Ewing Avenues. Paving of the gravel alleys with their first layer of asphalt was also completed.

    The week of May 27th crews will begin excavating the road surface on York and Zenith. During road excavation, the contractor will remove soils to a depth of 1 - 3 feet below the current road surface for the full width of the street. This is done to install the gravel base and confirm the soils are stable enough to support vehicular traffic....

    During the week of May 20th the contractor completed temporary water setup and began watermain improvements on Drew and Ewing Avenues. Paving of the gravel alleys with their first layer of asphalt was also completed.

    The week of May 27th crews will begin excavating the road surface on York and Zenith. During road excavation, the contractor will remove soils to a depth of 1 - 3 feet below the current road surface for the full width of the street. This is done to install the gravel base and confirm the soils are stable enough to support vehicular traffic. During excavation, crews will be working in front of roughly 8 homes at a time. The contractor will provide access to or from driveways but please be advised the crew may need up to 10 minutes to build a ramp to your driveway. If you need immediate access to or from your home, please wave to one of the contractors to get their attention. They are friendly and have been notified to ramp driveways where needed.

  • First Round of Gravel Alley Paving

    7 months ago

    During the week of May 13, crews began working on soil excavation and grading of the alleys. This work will continue into the week of May 20 and paving of the alleys is tentatively scheduled for Wed. May 22.

    Crews will connect houses on Ewing Avenue to the temporary water system on Monday May 20 followed by connections on Drew Avenue on Tuesday May 21. Please schedule this work by contacting Cole. His information can be found on the flyer that was or will be left on your front door.

    New watermain installation on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue will...

    During the week of May 13, crews began working on soil excavation and grading of the alleys. This work will continue into the week of May 20 and paving of the alleys is tentatively scheduled for Wed. May 22.

    Crews will connect houses on Ewing Avenue to the temporary water system on Monday May 20 followed by connections on Drew Avenue on Tuesday May 21. Please schedule this work by contacting Cole. His information can be found on the flyer that was or will be left on your front door.

    New watermain installation on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue will begin towards the end of the week of May 20.


  • Construction Update and Alley Notice

    7 months ago

    During the week of May 6, the contractor transitioned to Drew Avenue and Ewing Avenue as the CenterPoint Energy project began installing the new gas main on the east portion of the project area. Drew Avenue and Ewing Avenue were reclaimed on the edges along with the removal of curb and driveway aprons.

    GF Jedlicki began the process of laying out the temporary water system on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. The contractor anticipates connecting the houses on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue to the temporary water system on Monday, May 20th. Please watch your front door for...

    During the week of May 6, the contractor transitioned to Drew Avenue and Ewing Avenue as the CenterPoint Energy project began installing the new gas main on the east portion of the project area. Drew Avenue and Ewing Avenue were reclaimed on the edges along with the removal of curb and driveway aprons.

    GF Jedlicki began the process of laying out the temporary water system on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue. The contractor anticipates connecting the houses on Ewing Avenue and Drew Avenue to the temporary water system on Monday, May 20th. Please watch your front door for a notice to schedule this connection.

    Gravel alley work is tentatively scheduled to begin on Monday, May 13th. During this work you may experience delays as you try to access your property from the alleys. If you will be leaving your home before 7am we recommend parking in the street in front of your house. If you have flexibility in your schedule just notify the contractor about 30 minutes prior to you needing to leave and they will work with you to make a path out of your property. You can flag down any of the contractors that will be working in your alley.

    All schedules are weather dependent, and rain may occur on Monday, May 13th which may delay the work in the alley until dry weather returns.

    Have a safe and happy Mother's Day!