Tuesday, May 7, 2019

RIOC Announces Roosevelt Island Motorgate Garage Repairs And Infrastructure Improvements To Begin Next Month - Repair Concrete Surfaces, Upgrade Drainage System, Waterproofing Facility, Restriping Parking Spaces, New Signage & Electric Car Charging Stations

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) plans to begin work on infrastructure improvements to the Motorgate Garage.

According to RIOC:
As part of the ongoing initiative to improve the Island’s infrastructure, a contractor was selected to complete improvements in the Motorgate garage that will address deficiencies in the space. The work will be phased to allow for the continued use of the garage as construction progresses.

What’s happening:
  • Repair concrete surfaces to remove cracked, spalled and delaminated concrete. Install slip resistant topping coating as needed.
  • Replace the existing expansion joint material.
  • Repair & upgrade the existing drainage system.
  • Apply a waterproofing system on the parking deck, ramps, walkways, and curbs.
  • Restripe the parking spaces and install new wayfinding signage.
  • Install electric car charging stations.
What to expect and when:

Over the next few weeks, monthly patrons impacted by the first phase of work will be notified. Patrons will be relocated as necessary to accommodate the work schedule.

Phase I — first half repair work is scheduled to be performed in Spring 2019 through Fall of 2019

Phase II— second half repair work is slated to be performed in Spring 2020 through Fall of 2020

What residents can do to help:
  • Your continued patience and cooperation is appreciated as we require residents to temporarily relocate their vehicles within the garage.
  • Please observe and comply with temporary modifications to both vehicle and pedestrian traffic patterns.
  • For your safety, please stay out of construction areas and other areas as posted.
“Residents have been living with the effects of the deterioration of Motorgate for too long; accordingly, we are happy to move forward with this extensive project to address those problems.” said Susan Rosenthal, President and CEO of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.

The Motorgate Garage management company, SP+, will be contacting monthly parking customers regarding any relocations or other necessary information. In addition, advisories with detailed updates on the Motorgate garage improvements will be sent out to the community as the project progresses. To receive alerts visit rioc.ny.gov and sign up for Island Community Advisories.
UPDATE 12:20 - The Roosevelt Island Twitterverse asks: