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Sunnyside South Green Street and Sewer Project

Construction type
Sewer and Stormwater
Project status

Environmental Services is designing a project that will install and upsize public sewer pipes, as well as construct green street planters, in the southern portion of the Sunnyside neighborhood. These improvements will increase sewer capacity, relieve sewer backups, and reduce street flooding.

This project is still in design, which will continue until spring of 2021. Construction is anticipated to begin in the fall or winter of 2021.

Project Area

The map below illustrates where this project will construct sewer improvements and green street planters.

We Want to Hear from You

Please let us know if you have any questions regarding the sewer pipes or green street planters. Be sure to include your name, property address, and project name (Sunnyside South) in your voicemail and email so we can provide you more details about what to expect in front of your property. Also, please write “Sunnyside South” in the subject line of your email.

Project Background

The purpose of this project is to relieve basement sewer backup risk, reduce street flooding, and overall risk to the large sewer trunk in the project area. To that end, this project will upsize or repair portions of the public sewer main line to increase its capacity to handle combined sewer and stormwater. It will also build green street planters that help slow, filter, and cleanse stormwater from the streets.   

The project is designed to accomplish the following sewer and stormwater improvements:  

  • Replace or repair 9,000 feet of public sewer mainline pipe, ranging in size from 8 inches to 21 inches in diameter. 

  • Construct or replace 228 sewer service laterals that connect private sewer lines to the public sewer in the street; this will involve 3,700 feet of lateral sewer pipe.  

  • Install almost 800 feet of pipe for stormdrains. 

  • Install or replace 137 stormdrains. 

  • Construct 25 green street planters. 

  • Construct or replace 137 manholes.

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