PORT JERVIS – West Main Street will be closed to through traffic from Grand View Avenue to Park Avenue for approximately one month beginning Monday to accommodate the next phase of construction of a new $38.2 million Orange and Rockland Utilities substation.
Grand View Avenue and Park Avenue will remain open to traffic, but drivers are encouraged to avoid the area and use River Road and Pike Street as alternate routes.
Work began on the project in January, and the existing substation’s infrastructure has been removed. The work beginning next week will include installing electrical conduits under West Main Street.
Traffic restrictions are required to safely complete the work, which is considered essential under Governor Andrew Cuomo’s March 22 “New York on pause” executive order.
All O&R and contract personnel will be wearing protective masks and practicing social distancing with each other and members of the public.
The new substation will offer more switching options to help restore power quickly in the event of service interruptions. It will result in approximately $1.9 million in additional tax revenue for the city and its schools each year.
It is scheduled to go into service in June 2021.