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 is the process of injecting an odorant into natural gas in a gas main so that it is detectable by smell. Residents located near the tie in locations may notice an odor that is associated with this process. Please note that this odor is harmless and will dissipate once the odorization process is complete. We will have customer service vehicles present on site during this temporary process to address any questions or concerns.

Traffic around the work zones will be directed by flaggers as needed. Drivers traveling past the work zones should expect delays and plan accordingly. We ask drivers and pedestrians to remain alert and abide by all traffic control devices when traveling near the work zones.

There is no street parking permitted within the work zones during work hours. Equipment and material storage will temporarily reduce street parking availability on Seneca Place, and Commonwealth Avenue.

Private residences located adjacent to the work zone will have driveway access for vehicles facilitated by the construction crew as needed. Residents will have full pedestrian access at all times.

Our outreach team is continuing to canvass residences and businesses along the project route to share information about our work.

*Over the next week, neighbors can expect to see:

  • Work on Babylon Turnpike between Grand Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Work on Seneca Place between Smith Street and Seneca Drive North.
  • Isolated work on Commonwealth Avenue, Oakwood Avenue, and Seneca Place.

Traffic management updates:

  • Work on Babylon Turnpike will require temporary lane closures for all traffic during daytime work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm) between Grand Avenue and Commonwealth Avenue.
  • Work on Seneca Place will require temporary road closures for all traffic during daytime work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm) between Seneca Drive North and Smith Street.
  • Isolated work on Commonwealth Avenue may require temporary road closures for all traffic during daytime work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm) between Babylon Turnpike and Madison Street.
  • Isolated work on Oakwood Avenue may require temporary road closures for all traffic during daytime work hours (Monday – Friday, 7:00am – 4:00pm) between Brooklyn Avenue and Merrick Avenue.

If you have any questions about our current or upcoming work, please feel free to reach out by emailing us at [email protected]NationalGridGasProjectsNY.com, or by calling our project outreach team at (516) 441-7619. You can also use the Contact Us page of our website to submit any questions, comments, or concerns.

*Please note, due to the complexities of outdoor construction, schedule is subject to change.