Orange & Rockland has completed between 50 and 60 percent of the gas main replacement on South Main Street between Third Street and the intersection with Route 304. Crews doing that work were joined this week by the contractor starting the next phase of the South Main Street Revitalization project.
The project, which began earlier this month, is averaging about a 200-foot line replacement section each day.
“Once they do the main, they’ll do the laterals,” said Clarkstown Public Works Administrator Ed Lettre on Thursday. “They have to get the whole main done first.”
Letter said the main run should be completed in about three weeks. Then work begins on the laterals, which are the connections from the main line to individual businesses.
The road is accessible in both directions with flagmen detouring vehicles around the drainage and gas main work. After the drainage work, next is the installation of amenities including sidewalk, pavers, planters, curbing and light poles. Lettre said work on the amenities will not begin until the drainage work has moved far enough south on the street. The contractor has 27 months to complete the remainder of the .