Workers prepare a street for the installation of new sewers and water mains near Beach 62 Street and Arverne Boulevard last Friday. Similar work between Beach 59 and Beach 62 Streets on Beach Channel Drive has been detouring traffic for the last few weeks. Pipes such as the one pictured can be found along Beach Channel Drive in the Sommerville area. According to a Department of Environmental Protection representative, the project is a “joint effort between the DEP and the DOT [Department of Transportation] built with the DDC [Department of Design and Construction]. It is for the reconstruction of the streets in the Sommerville area, installation of storm sewers, upgrading of sanitary sewers and water mains.” The project, which began in 2009, is expected to be completed in 2012.