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JUNE 2012

June 8, June 9

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June 9, 2012

ConEdFrom Con Edison

As the city moves forward with the redesign of Times Square, Con Edison is starting our work in advance of the project. We are upgrading and/or relocating the electric, gas and steam underground equipment in Times Square.

Con Edison is working ahead of the city to remove any equipment that may be in the way of the city’s infrastructure, and to help the city stay on schedule. Our goal is to help the city finish the entire project by its target of 2015. By upgrading and/or moving equipment out of the Broadway pedestrian plazas today, we will reduce the likelihood that we’ll need to dig up the area in the near future.

Con Edison will start on 42nd Street and move northward to 47th Street. We will be working on both Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

Below is a description of the schedule and logistics for the Con Edison work. To receive weekly updates please contact TimesSquareInfo@conEd.com or go to our website at http://www.coned.com/publicissues/times-square-project.asp.

Hours of Operation

  • Broadway: Midnight – noon, seven days a week. Traffic and pedestrian agents will be available from 7 a.m. to noon.
  • Seventh Avenue: Midnight – 7 a.m., Monday through Friday; 1 – 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Work Schedule and Special Events

  • Con Edison, the Times Square Alliance, and the city are coordinating to allow previously planned special events to proceed.

Storage Area

  • A storage area will be 8 by 100 feet on the south side of West 41st Street.

Access to Buildings

  • Con Edison will coordinate all activities with property owners to ensure access at all times.

Buildings’ Future Energy Needs

  • Once the Broadway pedestrian malls are in place, there will be limited opportunities to install new energy infrastructure. If you are a building owner within a half block of the Times Square area and you are planning a major development or upgrades to your gas or electric service, please email Joe Somma at sommaj@coned.com <mailto:sommaj@coned.com> , or call 212- 460-3086 if you have questions. Steam customers should contact Robert Forte at 212-460-4445 or Charles Viemeister at 212-460-6522.

For More Information

If you have questions about Con Edison’s work in Times Square, please call 212- 460- 6427 or e-mail TimesSquareInfo@conEd.com.

If you have questions about the city’s project to redesign Times Square, please contact Marie L. Jean-Louis of NYC Department of Design and Construction at (718) 391-1748 or e-mail Jeanloui@ddc.nyc.gov.

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to keep Times Square bright and welcoming for many years to come.

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June 8, 2012

ConEdFrom Con Edison

The Times Square Project

 

As the city moves forward with the redesign of Times Square, Con Edison is starting our work in advance of the project. We are upgrading and/or relocating the electric, gas and steam underground equipment in Times Square.

Weekly Update

When:* June 11th – June 17th

  • Electric: Broadway from 41st to 43rd Streets, 12 a.m. – noon, Monday – Friday / 12 a.m. – noon, Saturday – Sunday
  • Reconstruction of manholes and installation of conduits: Broadway and Seventh Avenue from 42st to 44th Streets, 12 a.m. – 7 a.m., Monday – Friday
    • Removal of cable in manholes
  • Gas: Seventh Avenue from 42nd to 45th Streets, 12 a.m. – 7 a.m., Monday – Friday
    • Digging test pits in preparation for street excavation
  • Steam: Broadway & 43rd Street, 12 a.m. – 7 a.m., Monday – Friday
    • System upgrades to prevent leaks

*Special Events:  No work on Broadway during Taste of Times Square or Motorsports Event.

PLEASE NOTE ALL SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to keep Times Square bright and welcoming for many years to come. We apologize for any inconvenience this work may cause.

For more information, please visit: conEd.com/TimesSquareProject.

Questions and concerns? Call 212-460-6427 or e-mail TimesSquareInfo@conEd.com <mailto:TimesSquareInfo@conEd.com> .