Safety is paramount to National Grid. In the spring of 2019, we will begin the replacement of a recently installed 16-inch gas main in Merrick, New York. This project, known as the Merrick Reinforcement Project, will help improve safety and overall reliability, and provide Long Island’s gas system with greater operational flexibility, allowing us to meet growing customer demand and support economic growth.


News & Updates

Construction Update: December 9, 2019

We are happy to report that the newly installed gas main has been put into limited service. Over the coming weeks our crews will be monitoring the new gas main as we transition to full service. Our crews may be…

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Construction Update: December 2, 2019

This week our crews will be backfilling on Seneca Place and on Babylon Turnpike. There may be isolated work on Commonwealth Avenue and on Oakwood Avenue. On Thursday and Friday, we are scheduled to odorize the new gas main. Odorization…

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Construction Update: November 25, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving week! In observance of the holiday weekend our crews will not be working on Thursday, November 28th or Friday, November 29th. This week our crews will continue work on Babylon Turnpike, Commonwealth Avenue, Oakwood Avenue, and Seneca Place….

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Fact Sheets

Click on the link below to download the fact sheet for the Merrick Reinforcement Project. In this fact sheet you’ll find information about the need, benefit and timeline for the project as well as the scope of our system upgrades, and how to contact us. Also make sure to check our FAQ page for any other questions you may have.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Here you’ll find answers to our most frequently asked questions regarding the Merrick Reinforcement Project. If you don’t see your question answered here, please use the Contact Us page to call or email us.

Our Commitment

Recognizing the challenges that come with roadway construction in your neighborhood, we are committed to doing everything possible to keep neighbors informed and minimize inconvenience and disruptions to the greatest extent possible. To that end, we will be launching a full-scale community outreach effort, including a community outreach team on site regularly to meet with neighbors and respond to questions and concerns, a full project website and local project outreach phone line and email address. We will also be initiating a weekly project newsletter aimed at informing residents and businesses of upcoming project work and traffic management alerts. We look forward to working with our neighbors in Merrick to reinstall the gas main as quickly and with as little impact as possible. To stay up-to-date on each phase of the project, please remember to sign up for our email updates, and to regularly check our News and Updates page. Feel free to contact us through this website or call our outreach team at 516-441-7619 to ask questions, voice concerns, or offer suggestions.

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