O&R Gas Main Replacement



PEARL RIVER, NY March 12, 2012 — O&R is planning to begin the next stage of its natural gas service improvement project in the village of Nyack, weather permitting, on March 19th  finishing on or around May 18th.


That project will eventually replace about 6,500 feet of cast iron pipe of 1956 vintage and older with high-tech plastic gas main over the next two years. Village leaders have been briefed on the project and its schedule.


The $600,000 project’s work, will continue  next week with trenching work commencing at the intersection of High Ave  and Broadway, and then heading north on Broadway for 400 feet to First Street.


Work will be performed between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.    


Traffic control flaggers, cones and signs are to be fully deployed for workplace safety.

 The gas main replacement work will be conducted south along Broadway from the Main St. – Broadway intersection for about 1,300 feet to the intersection of Broadway and Cedar Hill Ave.




About 1,800 feet of the gas main replacement on Broadway will be four-inch plastic main. Another 200 feet of the Broadway work will be six-inch plastic main replacement and 235 more feet of two-inch plastic main will also be installed to replace cast iron mains. 


In addition to the gas main replacement on Broadway, there are two other streets off Broadway where gas main also will be replaced.   


Broadway      2,235 feet from Cedar Hill Ave. to First Ave.

Hudson Ave.     60 feet

Burd St.             25 feet


When completed, the project will improve gas service to 141 O&R residential and commercial natural gas customers in this area.