FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2019
Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements Project Begins Construction Phase
Public Meeting on April 24, 2019 at the YMCA
KINGSTON, NY -- The City has begun construction on the Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Improvements project, which involves storm sewer pipeline replacement and lining of existing drainage pipes. This effort will reduce the flooding on Broadway under the CSX overpass, near the YMCA, and on Summer Street. Streets affected by the roadwork will include Pine Grove Avenue, Susan Street, Summer Streets, and South Sterling Street. There will be traffic and water service disruptions at various times throughout the work. The City’s contractor, W.M. Schultz Construction, may need access to certain property basements for the purpose of installing a new water service line. City representatives will be contacting those property owners with access agreements.
The Jacob’s Valley Storm Sewer Replacement Project, which began this month, is scheduled to continue for the remainder of this year.
“It’s crucial that we invest in improving our infrastructure. I am glad to see this project underway, which has been in the works for a long time,” said Mayor Noble. “Our top priority is making the City safe and making sure all of our vital infrastructure is intact.”
The work will primarily affect the following areas:
- South Sterling
- Summer street between South Sterling and Susan Streets
- Susan Street between Pine Grove Avenue and Summer Street
- Pine Grove Avenue between Broadway and Mary’s Avenue.
- YMCA parking lot
“This project will make a big difference to the area, and to all travelers on Broadway, but the work will be temporarily disruptive,” said City Engineer John Schultheis. “The City wants to make sure that all the affected residents to this area are informed and understand the scope and importance of this much-needed work.”
The City will host a public meeting on April 24, 2019 at 5:30pm at the Kingston YMCA, located 507 Broadway, and held in the family room. City Engineers John Schultheis and Alan Adin will be discussing the project, and how the work will affect the neighborhood, traffic, bus routes and more.