MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Contracting crews from Con Edison are once again set to populate the streets of Mount Vernon as they continue upgrading gas mains and selected buried gas services in the city.
Dating back to 2014, crews have been periodically frequenting the city to make improvements, upgrading the antiquated pipeline in carefully determined parts of Mount Vernon. Beginning this week, work will kick off on East 1st Avenue between South Fulton Avenue and Brookdale Place.
Excavation is scheduled to last for 30 days. Final street restoration will be completed later in the spring, when the weather is consistently warmer.
While the work on the pipeline is in progress, Con Edison contractors will be using certain roadside areas as a housing area for equipment. As a result, Con Edison will be installing temporary pavement, as required, until street and sidewalk restoration is complete.
Additionally, city officials are warning residents that some excavation work may be required on sidewalks, driveways and lawn areas. Homeowners who have their lawn ripped up will have their property reseeded in the spring. Those with buried services are advised to warn project specialists before excavation begins.
During construction, there may be temporary interruption of gas service for customers while new lines are being connected. There may also be some work requiring entry into a residence, which will be scheduled in advance.
If gas service is interrupted and the homeowner isn’t present, they can call 1-800-75CON-ED to have their service restored.
According to a statement from city officials, “Con Edison has assured (them) that they will make every effort to complete their work as quickly as possible, with a minimum of inconvenience.
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