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July 3, 2012

 

Gas line replacement closes Broadway

PipeBob Ellis/staff photographer
Workers from DDS Utilities carry an 8 inch plastic gas line to be installed along Broadway.

By MATTHEW NOJIRI
Staff Reporter
mnojiri@cortlandstandardnews.net

Broadway will be closed from Tompkins Street to Warren Street until the end of July during the day as workers replace 1,350 feet of natural gas pipeline and connect residents to the new line.
Construction workers from Rochester-based DDS Companies started the project about a week and a half ago, said Scott Stoneburg, a foreman for DDS companies at the site. The project will be completed by the end of July, he said.
Stoneburg said the company will be doing similar jobs in the city, but referred questions to a NYSEG spokesman, who was not available by press time.
Stoneburg estimated the original metal gas lines that are being replace are from the 1900s.
The road will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the week, Stoneburg said. The gas line is 8 inches in diameter.
Gas lines have also been replaced on Calvert Street, Homer Avenue and south Main Street in the village of Homer.
Andy Fuller, a DDS restoration foreman, said the city planned to pave Calvert Street after DDS finished its work on the gas pipeline.
Workers from DDS were restoring soil, and working on the curbs and sidewalks Monday on Calvert Street.
Stoneburg said the company hoped to finish the project by the time the New York Jets arrive for training camp on July 26.

 

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