We’ve been getting emails from readers today about the “big dig” on Clinton Street. For the past three days, Con Ed, private contractors and apparently the Department of Environmental Protection have been digging into the east side of Clinton, between Delancey and Stanton. The section of the block from Rivington to Stanton is completely shut off to traffic.
One reader complained of “deafening jackhammering” late into the night. Business owners along Clinton Street say they have not been briefed by the city or ConEd about the reason for the construction work or how long it’s going to take. There are several Clinton Street construction permits listed on the Department of Transportation’s web site for sewer and water line repairs. We have calls in to Con Ed, city agencies and Community Board 3. We’ll let you know what they have to say. More photos after the jump.
UPDATE 4:41pm: A Con Ed spokesperson tells us their crews are performing emergency repairs on feeder cables along Clinton Street. They expect the bulk of the work to be completed by tomorrow.
Macombs Dam Bridge? Are they sure they’ve got the right neighborhood?