Thursday, August 27, 2015

Con Edison Roosevelt Island High Pressure Gas Line Work Temporarily Suspended After Initial Excavation Revealed Some Unanticipated Conditions

According to Con Edison:

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Work Notice Update

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Con Edison has temporarily suspended the work that crews had started earlier this month on Main Street, Roosevelt Island. After the initial excavation revealed some unanticipated conditions, Con Edison will revise its work plan and schedule. We will conduct some minor excavation work on Main St on Thursday night August 27th to allow crews to perform additional inspections on Friday night, August 28th. Work will be suspended thereafter until the revised work plan and new schedule are developed.

We will continue to provide you with updates as this work continues, and once the daytime gas main work commences in the coming weeks. Schedule is subject to change. There will be no service disruptions to customers associated with this work. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, contact Manhattan Public Affairs at
I asked a Con Edison spokesperson:
What was the unanticipated conditions that Con Ed found requiring temporary suspension of the work?
The Con Edison spokesperson replied:
Some of the pipe configuration was different than what we expected.
Image Of No Standing Sign For Con Ed Work Between 591 - 625 Main Street

The Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) adds:
... An advisory will be issued once Con Edison issues a new work schedule. No Parking regulations along the work area will remain in effect until Saturday, August 29, 2015....