Monday, March 16, 2015

Con Ed Working Inside Roosevelt Island Manholes For Cornell Tech Construction Site Around The Clock Through March 2- No Road Closures Or Traffic Disruptions But They Are Coming Soon For Campus Utility Work And Road Expansion

According to the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC)
Cornell Tech has advised that Con Edison will continue work inside manholes located near the foot of the Queensboro (Ed Koch) Bridge along the West Road through the Cornell construction site to the manholes located near the entrance of Southpoint Park. The work, which was originally scheduled to end on Tuesday, March 17th, will continue around the clock until Friday, March 20th at 7:00 AM. There will be approximately three to four Con Edison trucks on site during this period. This work will not cause any road closures or traffic disruptions.

Additionally, on Wednesday, March 18th from 1 PM until midnight, Con Edison will be working inside a manhole at Southpoint Park to permanently repair damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
During the March 2 Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech Construction & Community Task Force meeting, Tishman Construction's John DiCapua and Tim Coke, together with Cornell Tech's Director of Capital Planning Andrew Winters, provided an overview of the campus site

 utility work,

road work and Central Utility Plant.

Mr Winters noted:
... that in order to widen the streets and to replace all the utilities underneath them, unfortunately, we do have  to close the roads. We understand there needs to be access to the southern end of the Island for vehicles and we're going to serve the facilities down there. It's going to be a complicated process of figuring out when the right time is to close which piece of road and we're going to be working with RIOC on that over the next two months or so.
Here's the discussion on Roosevelt Island Cornell Tech site utility work.

during March 2 Roosevelt Island Cornell Construction & Community Task Force meeting.

UPDATE 3/21 - From RIOC:
Cornell Tech has advised that work performed by Con Edison near the foot of the Queensboro (Ed Koch) Bridge and south, scheduled to end Friday at 7 AM, will conclude Sunday, March 22nd, at 12 AM.

Con Edison will Begin work on Sunday, March 22nd at 7 AM inside their manholes at the corner of the North Loop and West Roads (near Sportspark, 250 Main Street) through the Cornell construction site to their manholes by the entrance to South Point Park. The work will continue around the clock and will conclude on Friday, March 27th at 12 AM. There may be up to 4 Con Edison trucks on the site during this time. Traffic will not be disrupted and no electrical service outages are anticipated to occur while this work is being performed.