ConEd replacing 4 miles of gas mains in MP

ConEd continues working on gas line projects on streets in Morris Park. Here metal plates covering newly dug ditches are laid along the street on Williamsbridge Road off Rhinelander on Friday, August 11.
Community News Group/Bob Guiliano

A Con Edison project currently underway in Morris Park will replace about four miles of gas mains by its estimated completion date in late November, according to a Con Edison spokesman.

“Currently, we are targeting streets with schools to complete the work there prior to the commencement of the school year in September,” said Sidney Alvarez, a media manager at Con Edison.

While Con Edison has been digging up streets and laying down metal plates to cover the trenches, area residents have had to park up to six blocks away from their homes, according to Al D’Angelo, president of Morris Park Community Association.

D’Angelo said he would like alternate side of the street parking suspended along the affected streets so residents will have more parking spots.

However Community Board 11 is going all out and putting in a request to the NYC Department of Sanitation to permanently end alternate side of the street parking in the area, according to Jeremy Warneke, district manager.

“(NYC Department of Transportation) puts up the signs at the request of DSNY, Warneke said.”

Con Edison is working the Morris Park/Van Nest jobs at the following locations:

• Neill Avenue between Mulliner Avenue and Hering Avenue

• Rhinelander Avenue between Bronxdale Avenue and Radcliff Avenue

• Rhinelander Avenue between Paulding Avenue and Yates Avenue

• Brady Avenue and Radcliff Avenue

• Bogart Avenue between Neill Avenue and Morris Park Avenue

• Radcliff Avenue between Neill Avenue and Morris Park Avenue

• Colden Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Neill Avenue

• Paulding Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Neill Avenue

• Hone Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

• Lrting Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

• Haight Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

• Tomlinson Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

• Williamsbridge Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

• Yates Avenue between Lydig Avenue and Rhinelander Avenue

“In terms of community outreach, we have sent out the notices prior to starting work and we’ve been in constant contact with Community Board 11 and area elected officials,” Alvarez said. “We’ve also sent representatives who attended and spoke before the Morris Park Community Association.”

According to a May 2 work notice sent to residents from Con Edison, it is upgrading the gas service in these locations from Monday, May 8, through late November:

• Morris Park Avenue between White Plains Road and Bronxdale Avenue

• Kinsella Street between Matthews and Bronxdale avenues

• Holland Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

• Hunt Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

• Wallace Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

• Barnes Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

• Matthews Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

• Muliner Avenue between Rhinelander and Van Nest avenues

The work has been scheduled to take place weekdays 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents were advised to expect street closures, parking restrictions, sidewalk closure, service interruptions and traffic obstruction.

According to a March 20 work notice, Con Edison is also upgrading the gas service in these locations from March 22 through late November:

• Colden Avenue between Lydig and Neill avenues

• Neill Avenue between Colden Avenue and Hone avenues

Residents were advised to expect parking restrictions, temporary pedestrian walkways, temporary lane closures, noise and work near schools.

Reach Reporter Bob Guiliano at (718) 260-4599. E-mail him at bguiliano@cnglocal.com.

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