New York City will start work on a $243.6 million project to close the largest section of the former Fresh Kills Landfill. That part of the landfill is about 30 percent closed. The new contract covers the final 320 acres.
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The Department of Sanitation awarded Queens-based Tully Construction Co. Inc. a contract this month for the final cover and closure of a more than 460-acre section of Fresh Kills Landfill, which is being turned into a park, a spokeswoman for the agency said.
The parcel of land, dubbed section 1/9, already has nearly 30 percent of its closure work completed and the new contract targets the more than 320-acres still left, Sanitation said.
The project will place final cover over solid waste that's made up of a series of layers that help facilitate the movement of landfill gas to extraction wells, drain water, plant vegetation and more, according to the Parks Department.