NEWS FROM THE
FIRST, NEWS FROM
UNDER THE FIELDS
new state-of-the-art sports playing
fields for the next several generations
of New Yorkers takes more than just
laying down new sod and drawing lines on
the grass. While the day we get to roll
out the new fields will be
exciting and dramatic, if they are to
last for decades then much less
glamorous work comes first -- new water
mains, new sewers and a new electric
Right now everything is happening
under the fields.
The project has already installed
6,400 feet of new water main lines and
will install 11,000 more feet before
In addition we have installed 35
new electric manholes and have begun
installing over 43,000 feet of new
electrical power lines and 15,500 feet
of new sewer lines.
Eventually these critical underpinnings
will power the lights for new walkways
and 5 new fully-lit fields, provide
water for drinking fountains and an
irrigation system for the grass fields
and provide a sewer system for 5 new
As with all of the projects underway on
Randallís Island, we are working to keep our construction practices
as green as possible.
In preparation for the extensive
earthwork that will be required to
regrade the new fields, we are
installing stormwater and sedimentation
controls to capture stormwater runoff
and prevent unnecessary sediments from
and nearby wetlands. These controls and
the other preliminary work are necessary
before major field construction can
USAGE OF THE ISLAND
MEANS FOLLOWING SIGNS
The safety of the
Islandís users is our number
We are working hard to keep
visitors to the
Island safe throughout the
sports fields construction project.
With the changing construction work
areas, pedestrians and drivers should
follow posted signs to guide themselves
safely through the Island.
Currently work is being conducted on the
new East River Fields, the Central
Fields and the
These areas have been closed to
allow the contractorís operations to
Pedestrians should respect these
fenced off areas for their protection.
Signs are posted to direct
visitors around these fields so they can
reach their destinations safely.
ITíS A WIN Ė WIN!
To the right is the latest
scoreboard showing the projectís
As we begin August 2007, the
project is 7% complete.
You can always access an updated
scoreboard at our website, where you
will also find the most recent
newsletter. Check it out at
To keep close tabs on progress while on
the Island, visit the literature boxes
located by the
footbridge and on backstops and fences
Island. The boxes have
copies of these monthly newsletters in
English and Spanish and will have any
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