February 14, 2020
Details on National Grid Gas Line and Road Work Project
In March or April National Grid will begin installing the new gas line on the bay side of the roadway
from Village Hall to Duck Island Lane. The gas line north of Duck Island Lane does not
The following steps will be taken:
All homeowners along the route will receive letters from National Grid before the
start of the project and/or during the project. The letters will provide a contact number to schedule
an appointment with National Grid to have your service lines transferred over to the new gas main.
When National Grid is ready to begin transferring service from the old main to the
new main; National Grid will utilize the appointments made and contact the homeowner to begin
the transfer. The transfer for each home will take approximately 2-4 hours with interrupted service.
Homeowners must be present at the end of the appointment to allow the service crew to relight the
pilot lights on all appliances. Gas service will not be restored to your home until National Grid
ensures that all appliances are re-lighted.
NEW GAS CUSTOMERS:
A contact number for “New Business Gas Lines” will be provided in the
National Grid letter for all homeowners who would like to start new gas service, service lines and
meters to their homes. It is important that all new customers contact the "New Business" clerk
ASAP to allow for ample time for National Grid to install the new gas lines.
TIMING OF OVERALL PROJECT:
The installation of the new gas main will take 5-7 weeks. It will
take another 5-7 weeks overall to complete all the service transfers from the old main to the new
gas main. This may vary depending on crew availability and weather conditions.
During the installation of the new gas main, the road will not be closed but
there will be alternate one way traffic conditions. Approximately 117 road openings will be made;
these openings will be patched with hot mix asphalt level to the road grade. No interruption to
property owner’s driveways will occur. Traffic control will be present throughout the project. The
work will not be done during the weekends or evening hours.
COMPLETION OF THE PROJECT:
Once the gas main is replaced, Asharoken Avenue from Village
Hall to Duck Island Lane will be milled, repaved and striped. National Grid will pay the full cost. The
Village also plans to mill and repave Asharoken Avenue from house number 355 to 501. A portion
of the Village paving project will be funded by a $70,0000 Multi-Modal DOT grant. The two paving projects
will begin at the same time and this will complete the paving of Asharoken Ave. The Village will look
at mitigating several areas of the road that pond water.
Depending on the start date we estimate that the overall project will be completed by June or July.
Thank you for your patience with this project, if you have questions please email
Have a nice weekend,
Mayor Greg Letica