WestboUrne Norton Drive Reconstruction

This project is utilizing City funds as well as FEMA funds with the goal of mitigating flooding that occurs in the Bayswater section of Far Rockaway that is adjacent to Norton Basin. NYCDOT initiated this project based on the shoreline erosion adjacent to Westbourne Avenue in the vicinity of Dunbar Street and the tidal flooding that occurs at the Norton Drive/Westbourne Avenue/Waterloo Place intersection. Norton Drive and Westbourne Avenue parallel Norton Basin and are subject to major flooding during lunar or nor'easter induced extra high tides because there is no physical separation between these streets and Norton Basin, and at the roadway low points they are barely above sea level during normal high tide. This project will reconstruct several blocks of Norton Drive in the neighborhood of Bayswater, in Far Rockaway, Queens so as to restore this street to a state of good repair.



New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC)


Key Services

  • Civil Engineering Design
  • Subsurface Exploration
  • Geotechnical

Project Description

EnTech team explored hazard mitigation methods such as raising the street by several feet, and working with DPR to explore the feasibility of a small berm that can serve a dual purpose as a nature trail. Tasks under this project include but are not limited to, traffic studies, hardware and basin inventory, subsurface exploration program, green infrastructure initiatives, embankment protection studies, roadway pavement design, schematic geometric design, street drainage, tree planting program, and street lighting system design.