LOWER MANHATTAN — The city is shutting down sections of Broadway starting Monday as part of a four-year reconstruction project that will upgrade aging utilities under an eight-block stretch of the street.
The $42 million project — which will replace old water mains, sewers and other utilities from Rector Street to Ann Street — will work on two-block pieces at a time through 2017, according to the Lower Manhattan Construction Command Center.
The first portion to be overhauled, from Rector Street to Thames Street, will keep one southbound travel lane open to cars, according to the Department of Transportation. The city will keep all intersections open and will maintain necessary turning lanes as well.
The first two-block section is slated to be finished in December, and then the city will begin working on Broadway from West Thames Street to Liberty Street, which is scheduled to be done in July 2014.