West Main Street from Grand View to Park Avenue Closing Extended in PJ
Road Closure Required for New O&R Substation Construction
The section of West Main Street in Port Jervis from Grand View to Park Avenue that has been closed to traffic since April 27 will remain closed through July 2 under an extension announced today by Orange & Rockland (O&R).
The street closing is necessary for the safety of the driving public and construction crews building O&R’s new $38.2-million electric substation project. That new work includes installing new substation underground electrical conduits beneath West Main Street.
The street closing extension is required because of construction delays created by the extensive rock removal necessary to finish installing conduits, and to preserve the safety of the public and utility workers during the installation of the retaining walls and sidewalks along West Main Street.
Both Grand View Avenue and Park Avenue will remain open to traffic. Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area by using River Road and Pike Street as alternate routes. The city of Port Jervis has reviewed and approved this extension.
Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc. (O&R) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc., one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. O&R is a regulated utility that provides electric service to approximately 300,000 customers in southeastern New York State (where its franchise name is Orange & Rockland) and northern New Jersey (where it’s Rockland Electric Company), and natural gas service to approximately 130,000 customers in New York.