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CANCELLED: Stretch of North End of Hoyt St Will NOT Be Closed to Traffic This Saturday — But Next Sat, Aug 25

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Announced plans to close a stretch of Hoyt Street between Camp Avenue and Woodway Road have been CANCELLED due to expected rain, and the rain date of Saturday, Aug. 25 will be used instead, Darien police announced. Here’s the cancellation announcement, issued at 11:45 p.m., Friday:

CT DOT [Connecticut Department of Transportation] has cancelled all gas main installation work on Hoyt Street (Route 106) for Saturday, Aug. 18 due to the threat of heavy rain.  The rain date of Aug. 25 will be utilized (weather permitting).

West Avenue utility closure

DPW Chief: Natural Gas Project 40% Complete, But Repaving Those Roads Waits Till 2020

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About 40 percent of the Yankee Gas natural gas expansion project in Darien is complete, town Public Works Director Edward Gentile says, and service should be turned on soon as far east as the Noroton Heights Fire Station, but roads will continue to have temporary paving patches until sometime after July 1, 2020. Repaving the roads will wait in order to give time for residents along the gas-main routes to decide whether or not they want to hook up to gas service, Gentile told the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday. “We have an 18-month ‘sabbatical,’ if you will, for paving the roads to allow them [Yankee Gas, a subsidiary of Eversource] to tie in new customers, so it won’t be done the next budget cycle [2019-2020]. It will get done the following one [2020-2021] — so 2020,” he said. “Their temporary [paving] restoration right now has to be pristine, because I need to hold on to it for a while, so they’ll be going back and cutting some of the stuff [pavement] now and fixing it,” he said.

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Expect Delays Thursday in Noroton Heights Business District for Natural Gas Project

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Due to construction work for the installation of natural gas mains in downtown Noroton Heights, expect delays Thursday, June 7 on West Avenue between Hollow Tree Ridge Road and Edgerton Street and the closure of Edgerton between West Avenue and Heights Road. Darien police announced the road closure and delays the same morning. “The Darien Police Department asks that all motorists plan trips through the affected areas accordingly and consider alternate routes if possible,” said the announcement, posted on Instagram and Facebook just after 8 a.m. “We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as this natural gas expansion project moves forward. “Further traffic advisories and updates will be issued as required. Traffic related questions concerning this project can be directed to Administrative Services Captain Donald Anderson at 203-662-5312 or via email at


See also:

Gas Lines Start Going in Monday, First on Ledge Rd and Greenwood Ave (April 6)
Gas Line Installation Starts Next Week on Hoyt St, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Weekdays (April 26)
Natural Gas Expansion Into Darien Could Have Direct and Indirect Benefits — If You’re Along the Route (April 23)

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Gas Line Installation Starts Next Week on Hoyt St, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Weekdays

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As part of its project to expand the natural gas distribution system in Darien and New Canaan, Eversource will be working along state Route 106 in both towns and Route 124 in New Canaan beginning the week of (Monday) April 30, the utility announced. Weather permitting, work will continue Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Work is expected to be complete by late October. _________

— an announcement from Eversource


Drivers may experience delays due to alternating one-way traffic as well as occasional lane closures. To ensure the safe completion of this work, police and signs will be deployed approaching these locations to help manage the flow of traffic. The work will take place from the intersection of Hoyt Street with Greenwood Avenue north on Hoyt Street into New Canaan, where the street becomes Old Stamford Road and continues in New Canaan to Farm Road, then north on Route 124 (South Avenue) to Oak Street.

Map Gas Mains in Darien installed in 2018

Natural Gas Expansion Into Darien Could Have Direct and Indirect Benefits — If You’re Along the Route

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Homeowners along the four-mile route where Eversource is installing natural gas mains this summer and (possibly) fall can get a big discount on hookups, and then lower energy bills that would make back the initial investment of new equipment costs after 10 to 12 years, utility officials say. But there’s a bigger, indirect gain for every homeowner who switches from heating oil or propane to natural gas, and it’s not just utility officials who say so. That can come with higher home resale values, which by themselves could pay for the installation, aside from any utility-bill savings. The big financial gain for the 200 or so homeowners with property along the gas main routes could come when they sell their home, because homebuyers often pay more for homes heated by natural gas, according to some experts not affiliated with the industry. According to a 2012 study by a real estate business in the (colder) Boston area, natural gas in homes increased their sales value by $11 per square foot, or $22,000 for a 2,000-square-foot home (more information below).

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Interested in Getting Natural Gas? Come to Darien Open House April 19

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Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 19, Eversource has a “Gas Expansion Open House” for anyone interested in getting natural gas service — especially from any of the new gas lines planned for installation this year in Darien. The open house takes place at the Mather Community Center, 2 Renshaw Road. Use the lower parking lot off of Renshaw Road for the easiest access. Natural gas service is less expensive than warming a home or other building with heating oil or electricity. Money, time and effort must be spent to make the switch, and Eversource has various programs to help with financing.

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Gas Lines Start Going in Monday, First on Ledge Rd and Greenwood Ave

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Contractors working for Eversource will begin installing gas lines at two spots in town — on Ledge Road and Greenwood Avenue — starting  Monday, April 9, as part of a significant natural gas expansion in town. With work beginning at 7 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m., the crews will start at the intersection of Ledge Road and the Post Road on Monday, working up to the transfer station and town Public Works Garage. — an announcement from Darien Police
The project will continue throughout the spring and summer months. 

On Greenwood Avenue
Also on Monday, work will start on Greenwood Avenue between Camp Avenue and Hoyt Street. “This will require the temporary closure of Greenwood Avenue during the normal work day,” a Darien police announcement said. “Only residents of Greenwood Avenue and guests of residents will be allowed access and exit during the work day,” according to the announcement.