Progress Update: Week of February 1, 2021

Dredging activities were temporarily suspended during the week of January 25th, due to an incident where a barge had taken on water and become submerged. The project team is continuing to review operating protocols and will be increasing inspection frequency to minimize the likelihood of any similar incidents occurring during future operations.

The dredged material is loaded from smaller “mini” barges that can navigate the narrow canal to the transloading area at Huntington Street. The dredged material is then dewatered and transloaded to larger barges and shipped across New York Harbor to the dredged material processing facility in New Jersey.

Dredging between the Carroll Street Bridge and the Union Street Bridge remains ongoing. Due to the high volume of project related maritime traffic, the Carroll Street Bridge will remain in the open position from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday to accommodate active construction. During this timeframe, Carroll Street will remain closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Bond Street and Nevins Street until further notice.

Photos of construction activities are provided on the remaining pages of this progress update.

During the week of February 1, the project team resumed dredging activities along the canal. Dredging began for the section of the canal north of the Union Street Bridge.

Dredging activities were temporarily suspended during the week of January 25th, due to an incident where a barge had taken on water and become submerged. The project team is continuing to review operating protocols and will be increasing inspection frequency to minimize the likelihood of any similar incidents occurring during future operations.

The dredged material is loaded from smaller “mini” barges that can navigate the narrow canal to the transloading area at Huntington Street. The dredged material is then dewatered and transloaded to larger barges and shipped across New York Harbor to the dredged material processing facility in New Jersey.

Dredging between the Carroll Street Bridge and the Union Street Bridge remains ongoing. Due to the high volume of project related maritime traffic, the Carroll Street Bridge will remain in the open position from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM Monday through Friday to accommodate active construction. During this timeframe, Carroll Street will remain closed to vehicle and pedestrian traffic between Bond Street and Nevins Street until further notice.

Photos of construction activities are provided on the remaining pages of this progress update.

Continued snow removal at the transloading area
Continued snow removal at the transloading area
Transloading material at the at Huntington Street
Continued dredging north of Union Street