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Con Edison Continues Upgrading Gas Transmission System In Mount Vernon

Con Edison crews will once again populate the streets of Mount Vernon doing excavation work.
Con Edison crews will once again populate the streets of Mount Vernon doing excavation work. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – More Con Edison contracting crews are set to return to the streets of Mount Vernon for several weeks, as they continue upgrading gas mains, gas services and roadways throughout the city.

Beginning on Tuesday, Con Edison will be upgrading the gas transmission system in Mount Vernon, with excavation of test pits continuing for two weeks on Sheridan Avenue between California Road and Stuyvesant Place.

According to Con Edison, the test pits are approximately 6-feet-by-10-feet deep, allowing contractors to verify underground facilities before installing gas pipes.

Additionally, crews will be working on a separate project in connection with the Mount Vernon Water Department on Brookside Avenue between Beechwood and Warwick Avenues. Temporary restoration is scheduled for eight weeks, with permanent restoration to follow.

Con Edison has alerted homeowners in the area that weekend work may be necessary to expedite the completion of the project.

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.

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.

Work in the area is expected to last approximately one month before they move on to the next project. Property owners with private facilities such as sprinkler lines or electric dog fences buried in their lawn are advised to alert Con Edison officials.

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 next spring.

If gas service is interrupted and the homeowner isn’t present, they can call 1-800-75CON-ED to have their service restored.

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