Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On Again Off Again Con Ed Roosevelt Island High Pressure Gas Infrastructure Upgrade Work Back On Again Starting December 17 At Fire Station And Continuing South Along Main Street - Expect Street Excavation And Traffic Diversions Says RIOC

Image From Con Ed

The on again off again Con Edison Roosevelt Island High Pressure Gas Line upgrade infrastructure project appears to be on again after much delay. According to this Roosevelt Island Operating Corp (RIOC) advisory issued yesterday:
Con Edison will commence Gas Main work on Main Street beginning Thursday, December 17, 2015 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Monday through Friday). This work, which will begin in the vicinity of 750 Main Street (FDNY Special Operations Building), will continue south along Main Street requiring street excavation and traffic diversions.

On Thursday December 17, 2015 and Friday December 18, 2015, there will be “No Parking” opposite 750 Main Street and/or adjacent to 40 River Road AND “No Parking” opposite 688 Main Street to accommodate the southbound Bus Stop at 40 River Road, which will temporarily be relocated opposite 688 Main Street during these times.

Con Edison will provide RIOC with a projected schedule, which will be made available to residents and merchants in future Everbridge Advisories.
Here's Google Street View of starting work area and

more on the Roosevelt Island Con Ed High Press Gas Project from previous posts including July 23 2015 Town Hal meeting on subject.

Below is Roosevelt Island Con Edison High Pressure Gas project RIOC permit (scheduled to start August 3, 2015 and end no later than January 8, 2016) including:
  • work schedules,
  • street closures,
  • penalties,
  • noise mitigation,
  • air monitoring,
  • asbestos abatement
  • parking,
  • mitigation strategies and
  • more.

UPDATE 12/17 - From Con Edison:
Work Notice Update

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Con Edison will begin preliminary work on the gas infrastructure on Main Street starting as early as Thursday, December 17, 2015. Crews will be working from 8am to 4pm, weekdays, through late February 2016. The work will start at the north end of Main St., near the FDNY facility, and will continue south, in sections, along Main St. We will continue to provide updates as this work progresses.

This 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