Written by Elizabeth Johnson Friday, 13 September 2013 00:00
Manhasset Lakeville Water District has been working throughout the month of August to replace the ancient water pipes currently running underneath Hillcrest Ave.
The Manhasset Lakeville water system, which was originally installed in 1911, has been updated in sections. Prior to the Hillcrest construction, a section of Plandome Road piping was replaced and then the road repaved.
“The four-inch [pipe] is being replaced with eight-inch ductline,” said Paul Schrader, superintendent of the Water District. The last piece of construction is to connect the new pipe to the main.
Commuters and students coming from Flower Hill, Munsey Park and surrounding Manhasset areas faced delays on Monday morning due to the completion of this section of the water project. The connecting of the newly laid pipe on
Hillcrest Ave. with the water main condensed the traffic grid on Park Ave. and created a new traffic pattern. Volume was increased with the first day of school for public school in Manhasset and regular Monday morning commuter traffic.
The foreman on the project said “the work should be completed [Monday].” The repaving will occur once the connection is made and work complete.