WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — Drivers who park on West 183rd Street will need to make alternate plans for the rest of the month as sewer main work blocks parking for several weeks.
A stretch of West 183rd Street between Audubon and St. Nicholas avenues has been marked as a tow-away zone until Feb. 27. The work — on both sides of the street close to Audubon Avenue — is needed while the Department of Environmental Protection repairs a broken, brick 36-by-24-inch sewer pipe.
Crews began work Tuesday to repair the sewer pipe, which officials said sprung a leak underground. In a letter to Manhattan Community Board 12, DEP officials said repair work would be conducted between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m., and would be conducted over the course of three to four days.
However, DEP signage at the construction site said parking will not be allowed on either side of the street from Jan. 27 to Feb. 27.
A DEP spokesman told DNAinfo New York on Wednesday that the work will span multiple weeks, as crews repair the pipe and check other sections for faults.
Residents on the block will not suffer any loss of water service as a result, officials said.