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Con Edison To Continue Extensive Project In Mount Vernon

Con Edison crews will continue working on the city pipeline and gas lines this week.
Con Edison crews will continue working on the city pipeline and gas lines this week. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Contracting crews from Con Edison once again will populate the streets of Mount Vernon as they continue upgrading gas mains, gas services and paving 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 Fletcher Avenue, from East Lincoln Avenue to Primrose Avenue. Work is expected to last up to six weeks.

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.

The first phase of gas line upgrades in Fleetwood kick off Wednesday at the intersection of Gramatan Avenue and West Sidney Avenue. Work will be performed at night between 9 p.m. and 7 a.m. to minimize the inconvenience to residents. Gas service will be interrupted for six weeks as Con Edison transfers from the old gas main to the new one.

Additionally, crews will be finishing paving select areas of 4th and 5th Streets from May 4-15.

City officials have warned 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.

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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