MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. – Con Edison crews will once again be populating the streets of Mount Vernon beginning on Wednesday, as they continue upgrading gas mains and selected buried gas services in the city.
Since last year, crews have been periodically working in the city, upgrading the antiquated pipeline in select areas of Mount Vernon. Beginning on Wednesday, they will be working in the area of Haven Avenue, between Hillside Avenue and Route 22.
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 that 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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