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Atlantic Avenue Trunk Water Main Installation


HAKS provided Resident Engineering Inspection services for the Atlantic Avenue Trunk Water Main Installation project in Brooklyn, a $14 million capital improvement project managed by the New York City Department of Design and Construction. The project limits are on Atlantic Avenue from Classon Avenue to Carlton Avenue and on Washington Avenue from Pacific Street to Fulton Street. 

The project required the installation of 7,600 feet of 48- and 72-inch trunk water mains and distribution water mains with diameters of 8 to 20 inches; installation of 1,750 feet of combined sewers with diameters of 15 to 24 inches; and manholes, catch basins and chute connections. Improvements included new roadway pavement and striping, sidewalks, curbs, traffic lights and signals, and final restoration. 

HAKS complied with the initiatives of the NYC Green Infrastructure Plan by implementing five bioswales—landscape elements designed to capture and filter surface runoff water before it enters the sewer system, thereby reducing overflow and improving water quality throughout the city. Trees and other natural elements were also planted.

 Challenges included alignment with other city agencies and nearby construction projects. Proximity to the development of the Barclays Center and the reconstruction of the Carlton Avenue Bridge necessitated regular coordination with Atlantic Yards personnel. The contractor rephased, demobilized and remobilized with respect to Atlantic Yards stipulations and deadlines. The Eastern Parkway Reconstruction Project necessitated the need for shared planning in the shutdown of the 72-inch trunk water main on Washington Avenue. 

Additional challenges surrounded work on a major thoroughfare dense with businesses, residents, and pedestrian and vehicular traffic. In order to accommodate the changing characteristics of the area, the New York City Department of Transportation amended traffic stipulations to maintain safe and fluid working conditions. Additional agency coordination was frequently required due to the abundant underground utilities in the area.