Project Updates

Project Updates

Construction Project Areas for East Side Coastal Resiliency

Map of three main Project Areas for ESCR construction

Project Area 1

The contract for PA1 (SANDRESM1), was awarded to IPC Resiliency Partners, the low bidder in a competitive bidding process. IPC received Notice to Proceed (NTP) on August 16, 2021.  In October of 2021, the City presented the PA1 Preliminary Construction Approach to the community and in July of 2022 presented a more detailed PA1 Construction Timeline at the the July 2022, Community Board 3 Parks Committee Meeting. The construction for East River Park will be phased so that a minimum of 42% of open space will be available to the community throughout construction to minimize the loss of park space.

PA1 closure map

The first phase of construction closures began on December 6, 2021. See the map above for current closures and view a more detailed PA1 Access Plan for more on pedestrian circulation and amenities. See Advisories and Bulletins for current construction activities.

Project Area 1 | East River Park Pedestrian Access Plan Map

Project Area 2

The contract for PA2 (SANDRESM2), was awarded to Perfetto Contracting Corporation, the low bidder in a competitive bidding process. PCC received Notice to Proceed (NTP) in November 2020.  In August 2022, the City released an updated construction timeline, below.  The construction for Project Area 2 will be phased so that a minimum of 1.5 park areas are opened to the community throughout construction to minimize the loss of park space.

Construction timeline chart

See the map below for current closures. See Advisories and Bulletins for current construction activities and detours.

PA2 Closure map

The construction in PA 2 will occur in three main phases from north to south and will be staggered to minimize open space impacts. The construction timeline, as shown above, will be broken down as follows by area:

  • Phase I: Asser Levy Playground Flood Wall/Gates | Open
  • Phase I: Stuyvesant Cove Park: Solar One Flood Wall and Gate | early 2021 to late 2021
  • Phase II & III Stuyvesant Cove Park Flood Wall and Restoration | mid-2021 to mid-2024 (work will take place in two phases)
  • Phase IV: Murphy Brothers Playground Flood Wall and Restoration | late 2022 to late 2024

The construction timelines are subject to change during construction.  Updates will be communicated through public meetings, Advisories and Construction Bulletins. Sign up for weekly project updates and community programming activities.

While flood protection construction is underway, visit Park's Neighborhood Recreational Resources Map to find new places to play and relax.

The East Side Coastal Resiliency project team is committed to keeping stakeholders and the local community up to date on construction activities, community impacts, and the progress of the project. Several resources for construction updates have been provided here for your convenience: