Greenacres Residents Told to Expect Noise and Construction Traffic as School Renovation Begins

constructionfenceThe renovation and expansion of Greenacres School will begin as soon as school lets out on Wednesday June 26. According to a notice from the district residents should expect noise, traffic, and the takeover of some recreational space for construction use.

Notices have already been posted to advise that asbestos remediation will take place by contractor NCS.

The Greenacres Neighborhood Association forwarded a letter from Assistant Superintendent Stuart Mattey to residents outlining work that will be done in the coming weeks including:

Installation of fencing to delineate the construction staging area and construction zones.

Creation of a staging area on the eastern third of the asphalt play area on Huntington Avenue to provide a secure space for contractor trailers and storage.

Fencing on the school side of the sidewalk, encompassing the school’s parking lot and continuing around the front of the building on Sage Terrace.

Asbestos removal and dumpsters containing hazardous waste outside the building that will be sealed and locked.

According to Mattey, “Both of these areas will only be accessible to authorized individuals.”

The district is asking residents to avoid the area while this work is being done.

External construction work on the addition along Huntington Avenue will begin immediately, with preparation of the site, including any necessary tree and shrub removal, followed by excavation for the addition’s foundation. Work on the addition will continue for the next 15 months, concluding in late summer of 2020.

A total of 11 classrooms will be renovated and completed by the end of this summer. Renovations on the remaining parts of the building will take place in the summer of 2020. Inside the school, construction crews will start interior renovations, beginning with demolition and related asbestos removal.

Mattey reports that the work will start first thing in the morning and may continue into the evening as required to complete the work in a timely fashion. He warns that residents will “experience sounds typical for any large construction site.” If you have questions or concerns, contact John Trenholm, Director of School Facilities, at jtrenholm@scarsdaleschools.orgor at 721-2440.

Mattey says that this summer there will be “more traffic in the immediate area of the school, including construction worker vehicles, delivery trucks, and cement trucks (during certain times).

He continues, “As we are all aware, parking can be challenging in the area, and this will be further complicated by the additional vehicles. In order for you to identify which cars belong in the area, construction workers will be given small placards, which they will display on their dashboards. The Scarsdale Police Department is aware of the increased volume of vehicles anticipated for this project and will be strictly enforcing all traffic and parking controls. You may contact Scarsdale Police with any concerns about traffic or parking enforcement.