It’s going to be especially busy week at the Essex Crossing construction sites. According to the weekly email from Delancey Street Associates, the development consortium, here’s what you can expect.
Drill work for soil testing is expected to take place Wednesday-Friday on Suffolk Street. Some of the work, between Delancey and Broome streets, will be happening on the sidewalks, but pedestrians will still be allowed to pass through the area. Barricades will be used to divert traffic from the work zone, as needed.
You may have noticed a concrete pour on site 5 (Clinton and Grand streets) today. A large concete pour is expected on site 6 on Wednesday. It may last into the evening hours. After hours work is also possible on site 2 this week for the same reason.
There will be excavation on Ludlow Street up through Thursday. According to the developers, “Flag persons will be placed on both ends of the walkway to direct pedestrians to the other side of the street. The 40″ wide trench from the foundation wall to the middle of Ludlow will be steel plated during after work hours for protection.” You can check this page for construction updates.
In other Essex Crossing news, there will be a construction job information session May 18. It will held at Grand Street Settlement, 80 Pitt St., 4-6 p.m. You’ll be able to hear about various positions available, plus job training programs. The developers are collaborating with the Lower East Side Employment Network (LESEN), Workforce1 and Building Skills NY for hiring on the construction sites. For more details, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Essex Crossing includes 1,000 mixed-income apartments and 600,000 square feet of commercial space on a total of nine sites near the Williamsburg Bridge.