Mayor Ryan Announces Contract for Holland St. Corridor Reconstruction

By WBNG News

Mayor Ryan Announces Contract for Holland St. Corridor Reconstruction

July 22, 2010 Updated Aug 28, 2009 at 10:04 AM EDT

$694,000 project to begin next Tuesday
Work is part of improving First Ward infrastructure

Mayor Matt Ryan today announced that a contract has been awarded to reconstruct the Holland Street corridor, a key First Ward stretch that includes Holland Street, Holland Avenue, and Prague Street.

“This corridor has plagued First Ward residents for too long, and now we’re turning it around,” said Mayor Ryan. “The project will improve drainage, pave a brand new roadway, and beautify the neighborhood. It’s another way we’re strengthening our infrastructure by doing more with less, and I commend our workforce for their dedication.”

Binghamton-based Devincentis Construction Inc. will undertake the $694,000 project, which will replace each street’s existing infrastructure, including water lines, curbs, sidewalks, and the entire roadway, which has severely deteriorated over time. The reconstruction also will separate the streets’ sanitary and storm sewers, helping to prevent flooding, which has affected the corridor during heavy rain storms.

The project is split into two phases. The first phase, from Julian Street to Holland Avenue, will start September 1st and be completed by mid-November. The second phase spans from Holland Avenue to Clinton Street, and will take place next spring.

The reconstruction is part of Mayor Ryan’s 2009 Street Rehabilitation Program, which features a wide range of infrastructure improvements, including 50% more paving than in past years. The program totals more than $27.1 million in investments, with the grand majority coming from federal and state sources.

“Our approach has allowed us to repair more infrastructure than anytime in recent memory,” said Mayor Ryan. “This is especially true in the First Ward, where we’ve reconstructed several important roadways, created the Charles Street Business Park, and soon we’ll cut the ribbon for the Dwightsville Project. By remaining proactive, we’ll continue building our neighborhoods together.”

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