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Mineola In Home Stretch Of Flood Project

Village to start Wilson Park catch basin work

The Village of Mineola is in the final phases of its part of the three-segment Bruce Terrace Flood Remediation Project, a plan that should stymie drainge issues on the Mineola/Carle Place border. Village workers will begin building a bifurcated  catch basin in the Wilson Park sump south of Westbury Avenue.


An existing 36-inch drainage pipe in the sump will be replaced with a 48-inch pipe. The village will demolish an existing manhole, which would be replaced by a new 8-foot diameter manhole and 48-inch headwall.


Mineola built two new drainage manholes, four new catch basins and the removed approximately 300 feet of existing 18-inch drainage pipe. The pipe would be replaced with a new 30-inch drainage pipe on Bruce Terrace.


New catch basins were installed, with five 6-foot manholes and 1,420 feet of 18-or 24-inch drainage pipe on Liberty Avenue with a new outfall structure into the Mineola catch basin to provide storm water relief to East Second Street.


“We’ve moved a great deal of material around building [the catch basin],” Mineola Public Works Superintendent Tom Rini said. “Nassau County’s project is completed. Now, the entire drainage system for the Bruce Terrace, East Second Street project is completely connected and operating.”


Nassau County installed two new catch basins and five new 6-foot diameter manholes and 1,715 feet of 36-or 48-inch bypass on Sheridan Boulevard from Raff Avenue, crossing Westbury Avenue and entering the sump. All existing drainage structures were reconnected to the new bypass.


“The final phases are not happening at the street level,” Mayor Scott Strauss said. “Even though the work is still going on, it’s not going to be visible. We want this project to bring piece of mind to the residents.”

Rini said Nassau County will repave Sheridan Boulevard north from Westbury Avenue to Jericho Turnpike. The county has repaired curbs damaged during construction work.


“They are basically doing patchwork  on [Sheridan],” Rini said. “Nassau County is supposed to come through with their requirements contract for resurfacing to redo all of Sheridan Boulevard.”


The Town of North Hempstead provided drainage improvements, including the installation of new catch basins and pipes on three to four streets near the border of Mineola and Carle Place. A recharge basin was be built on Mineola land located north of Westbury Avenue near Glen Cove Road.


New York State granted $2.4 million to North Hempstead at the project’s inception, but the funds were vacated because of a seat change in the Seventh Senate District. Senator Jack Martins had the grants restored in 2011, splitting up the cash in three $800,000 grants to be dispersed between the three municipalities.