Mayor Jack Diamond reports that Ridge Road reconstruction project is finished, aside from a few punch list items and the paving season has come to an end.
The Ridge Street project had created headaches and detours but should be worth it in the end. Work included separating stormwater drains from sanitary sewers. The goal of the project is to redirect the stormwater that flows into the city’s wastewater treatment plant during heavy rain storms and ultimately overflows into the Hudson River.
Work included installing dry wells at various locations and relining old clay and concrete sewer lines.
The nearly $4 million project had been a little behind schedule, as crews found some surprises when they dug into the ground – water and sewer lines that were not on maps and had to work around numerous electrical and telecommunications infrastructure.
In another sign that fall is slipping away, Diamond said cleanup crews will be making one more pass through the city next week beginning on Monday to collect leaves and brush and that’s it.