Phase II of Broad Channel Infrastructure Project Receives Envision Verified Award from ISI

Streets in Broad Channel Phase I were raised to reduce their vulnerability to climate change and received new storm sewers, curbs, shared sidewalks, signs and crosswalks

(Long Island City, NY – May 23, 2023)  NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) Commissioner Thomas Foley announced today that Phase II of an infrastructure project in Broad Channel, Queens, which is raising streets and adding new storm sewers to reduce flooding in an area that is frequently inundated by Jamaica Bay during high tides and storms has been selected to receive an Envision Verified Award for sustainability from ISI.

Phase II of the work will provide upgrades to residents on West 14th Road, West 15th Road, West 16th Road and West 17th Road. Construction includes the installation of new bulkheads at the end of each street to address eave attenuation and flood mitigation; rising each street’s centerline; shared streets; signage and striping that that will enhance safety by providing pedestrians the right of way; and the addition of new storm sewers and replacement of sanitary sewers and water mains.

Read the full project announcement here.