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.
Earlier this week, Con Edison began excavating for gas main and service upgrades. Temporary restoration is scheduled for up to six weeks, with permanent restoration set for the late summer.
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.
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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