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Times Square Project

As the city moves forward with the redesign of Times Square, Con Edison is working in advance of the project. We are upgrading and/or relocating the electric, gas and steam underground equipment in Times Square.

Con Edison is working ahead of the city to remove any equipment that may be in the way of the city's infrastructure, and to help the city stay on schedule. Our goal is to help the city finish the entire project by its target of 2015. By upgrading and/or moving equipment out of the Broadway pedestrian plazas today, we will reduce the likelihood that we'll need to dig up the area in the near future.

Most of the Con Edison work will start on 42nd Street and move northward. We will be working on both Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

Below is a description of the schedule and logistics for the Con Edison work. To receive weekly updates please contact

General Hours of Operation
Broadway: 12 a.m. – noon, seven days a week.
Traffic and pedestrian agents will be available from 7 a.m. to noon.

Seventh Avenue: 12 a.m. – 7 a.m., Monday through Friday; 1 – 9 a.m., Saturday and Sunday.

Work Schedule and Special Events
Con Edison, the Times Square Alliance, and the city are coordinating to allow previously planned special events to proceed.

Storage Area
A storage area will be 8 by 100 feet on the south side of West 41st Street.

Access to Buildings
Con Edison will coordinate all activities with property owners to ensure access at all times.

Buildings’ Future Energy Needs
Once the Broadway pedestrian malls are in place, there will be limited opportunities to install new energy infrastructure. If you are a building owner within a half block of the Times Square area and you are planning a major development or upgrades to your gas or electric service, please e-mail Joe Somma at or call 212-460-3086 if you have questions. Steam customers should contact Robert Forte at 212-460-4445 or Charles Viemeister at 212-460-6522.

For More Information
If you have questions about Con Edison’s work in Times Square, please call 212-460-6427 or e-mail

If you have questions about the city’s project to redesign Times Square, please contact Marie L. Jean-Louis at 718-391-1748 or e-mail

Thank you for your patience and understanding while we work to keep Times Square bright and welcoming for many years to come.

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