Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Con Ed High Pressure Gas Line Upgrade Roosevelt Island Town Hall Meeting Thursday July 23 - Gas Upgrade Construction Work Starting Soon, Expect Great Deal Of Main Street Disruptions Says RIOC President

Reported April 23:

Con Ed will soon be removing Roosevelt Island's aging gas lines beneath Main Street and replacing them with High Pressure Gas Lines. The work is scheduled to begin June 1. At the same time, Roosevelt Landings, Island House and Westview are scheduled to begin building facade work....
Image From Staples

... A community Town Hall meeting is being planned for early May and will include all stakeholders who will address the timelines of the scheduled work , benefits of the projects to be undertaken and most importantly the safety issues.

Residents will be given the opportunity to ask questions....
and expect:
... there to be a great deal of disruptions on Main Street during this time....
Image Of Roosevelt Island Main Street During Roosevelt Landings Facade Work

It looks like the Roosevelt Island Con Ed High Pressure Gas line upgrade construction work on the west side of Main Street is about to begin very soon. According to this July 20 advisory from the Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC):
This Thursday, July, 23, 2015 Con Ed representatives will discuss the upcoming gas line upgrade and replacement project, the project timeline, benefits of the upgrade and answer questions from the community. The meeting will take place at the Good Shepherd Community Center, 543 Main Street, at 6:30 PM. 
During June 22 RIOC Operations Advisory Committee meeting (full audio web cast of meeting), RIOC President Charlene Indelicato and CFO Frances Walton reported that they have been waiting weeks/months for information from Con Ed about the High Pressure Gas Line. Also, RIOC would not grant any permits until that information is provided and Con Ed holds a town hall meeting with residents to explain the project.

Here's what Ms. Indelicato and Ms Walton told the RIOC Directors at June 22 Operations Advisory Committee meeting

and more about the project from Ms. Indelicato during April 16 RIOC Board of Directors meeting.

It's unfortunate that such short notice was given to the community about the date for the Con Ed High Pressure Gas line meeting, only 3 days, but good that a meeting on this important subject is being held.