O&R to Replace Pike St. Gas Main in Port Jervis Starting June 12
The Pike St. project, which will cost approximately $830,000, is part of a large-scale investment in Port Jervis by O&R to eliminate all of its low pressure gas main in the city.
The Pike St. project is designed to help improve service in the neighborhood by replacing 3,300 feet of cast-iron main in O&R’s low-pressure natural gas distribution system. Those mains, and about 50 gas services to buildings, will be removed and a new high-pressure system, which utilizes modern high-density, plastic mains, will be installed.
The new plastic mains are more resistant to leak-causing corrosion than cast iron mains. The new, high-pressure natural gas system also provides more flexibility to enhance service reliable and safe gas distribution system operation.
O&R’s contractor, Titanic, will be replacing the gas main on Pike St. from Front St. to Canal St. The crews will be performing the work between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday for approximately 12 weeks. The duration of the project will be adjusted subject to weather conditions, if necessary.
The affected customers have been notified of the project by letter from O&R. Traffic control flaggers, cones and signs will be fully deployed for workplace safety.