ROOT ST. & WALLACE ST. WATER PROJECT DESCRIPTION
Project: The Department of Water Management will soon be installing 4,423 feet of 8-inch
water main in W. Root Street, from S. Emerald Avenue to S. Princeton Avenue and S. Wallace
Street, from W. 41st Street to W. 43rd Street.
Reason: The old pipe dates back to 1906 and needs to be replaced.
Timing: We will begin installing the new water main shortly, and expect the job to be
completed in late November 2015. This includes restoration. Dates may change depending on
weather and other factors. If there is any appreciable change, we will notify you.
Traffic: We will allow traffic to flow on W. Root Street and S. Wallace Street outside of our
working hours. When we are working in the street, we have to close it to traffic for reasons of
safety. You will always be able to reach your home or business, even if it means putting a metal
plate in place. Outside of working hours, a lane will be left open for local traffic only.
Parking: We will post our work area for “No Parking” as needed, during work hours (7am-
4pm). We are agreeable to parking outside of those hours, but will have to insist that cars be
moved by the start of the next workday. We will try to preserve as much parking as we can.