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For Immediate Release: July 27, 2007
6:00 p.m.

UPDATE ON LEXINGTON AVENUE STREET REPAIRS

NEW YORK – Con Edison and the New York City Office of Emergency Management said today that cleanup and repair crews working around the clock expect to have two lanes of traffic opened on Lexington Avenue by Monday, August 13th. Repair crews from Con Edison, Verizon and the City continue to work together to coordinate operations.

The City and Con Edison are implementing a plan that allows reconstruction work to proceed, while also allowing for pedestrian and vehicle access on Lexington Avenue. By Monday, August 13, two lanes of Lexington Avenue will be open to traffic, while work proceeds in the closed-off area. Once the initial work area is reconstructed, traffic will be shifted to allow work to take place on the other side of Lexington Avenue. The New York City Police Department and Department of Transportation will work to mitigate traffic issues in the area during the reconstruction period.

The City and Con Edison continue to reduce the size of the affected area and are forming a schedule for the full restoration of all Lexington Avenue traffic lanes. The current frozen-zone restrictions for pedestrians reaches only 100 feet to the north, south, east and west of the site and does not prohibit access to any office buildings. Construction also is complete on pedestrian walkways along Lexington Avenue and East 41st Street.

Updates on business and pedestrian restrictions, as well as roadway closures, will continue to be provided at www.nyc.gov/oem.

Information on reimbursements from Con Edison is available at www.conEd.com, or by calling 1-212-460-3221.

 

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