New City’s South Main Street Revitalization Resumes

South Main Street gas main replacement continues as drainage work begins


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 . 

Clarkstown Citizen March 31, 2012 at 03:36 PM
Are they putting in more of those awful planters or whatever they are called-the things sticking out into the street and affecting driving and parking?
Mike Hirsch March 31, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Great idea NCR. I hope the town takes you up on that.
Mike Hirsch March 31, 2012 at 04:24 PM
I'm glad that our "Public Works Administrator", the formerly titled "Clerk of the Works", Ed Lettre, has learned from his Phase 1 experience. Yes, Ed, you do have to put in the mains before you put in the laterals. As my young son would say, "duh?" I think the name for that position should more aptly be called "Political Power Broker."
Mike Hirsch March 31, 2012 at 06:42 PM
New City Resident's comment was for the town to put in pedestrian crosswalks.
Jim April 01, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Funny how it was so quickly deleted from the comments. Isn't this America with freedom of speech? Only if you don't speak out against the evil ottoman empire.
stephany April 02, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Unless I am mistaken and unlike other towns that get a more sensible etched stencil for a crosswalk NC needed the real thing as in bricks or something apparently with real filled in joints. The last time I had the displeasure of driving through NC I noticed that some were already requiring maintenance. I think it was just North of St Augustine's church. and i thought it was just going to be a plowing catastrophe. Parking is still a problem with the numerous merchants and employees taking the prime spots and staying there all day then complaining they got no customers.
Tony T May 08, 2013 at 01:03 AM
I agree even at the Pal Mall and many of the strip malls the owners/workers take the sports near the store(s)....it really does not make sense.


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