O&R's Upgrading Electric Facilities Relocated by Road Work

Over the next six weeks, O&R will be relocating its poles and overhead wires along East Main in Port Jervis to clear the way for the city’s new road widening project and the replacement of the Neversink Bridge.

From now until approximately the end of February, O&R will take the opportunity presented by the required relocation project to also upgrade its electric facilities in this vicinity to improve customer service reliability.


As a result of this O&R project, motorists should expect intermittent single lane closures along East Main Street between North Street and High Point Road (Route 23) between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Brief individual power interruptions will result for only East Main Street customers when their existing electric service wires are moved to the new O&R facilities. Those electric service interruptions, which will be coordinated with 360 affected customers, are expected to be 15-30 minutes in duration.


Service interruptions to perform transformer relocations will be planned. O&R plans to schedule the service interruptions to minimize customer inconvenience by taking these outages after hours, accommodating businesses when necessary. Customers in the affected area have been notified by O&R through phone calls and municipal officials have been briefed on the project.

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