After eight months and 3,000 trucks hauling 80,000 tons of toxic materials, the remediation of a highly contaminated section of Queens West is complete, officials from cleanup subcontractor Posillico Environmental announced last week.
The removal of polluted soil and groundwater clears the way for the extension of Center Boulevard and adjacent Gantry Plaza State Park to Anable Basin on the East River, according to Queens West Development Corp. President Paul Januszewski.
Unfortunately for residents looking for a respite from the near-constant construction — the cleanup was only the beginning.
Utility trenches for the new towers are expected to be dug within the month. And Rockrose expects to .break ground on the first rental tower in March.
Clean up of toxic site at Queens West complete