National Grid is making a multi-million dollar investment to modernize our natural gas system in Northwest Nassau County. This project, known as the Northwest Nassau Natural Gas Reliability Project, will help improve safety and reliability, and provide Long Island’s gas system with greater operational flexibility. It will also improve the gas system’s capacity to support economic growth. Upon completion of the project, National Grid will have installed approximately 11 miles of new gas main and built two new regulator stations in Northwest Nassau County.
The project started in June 2017 when National Grid began the installation of 1.82 miles of new gas main on the LIE North Service Road starting from Pinetree Lane in Old Westbury and ending on Jefferson Avenue in Roslyn Heights. National Grid has since completed regulator station installation in Roslyn Heights and Old Westbury. In fall 2019, short-term gas main installation work resumed on Locust Lane, south of Saddle Lane. This work consists of trench excavation within the roadways followed by installation of the new gas main, temporary paving and, finally, restoration of the roadway. We anticipate completing work on this section this fall.