The installation of natural gas in New Canaan, a widely anticipated project that this year enters the final piece of a three-year initial phase-in, is currently on hold, officials said Tuesday. All new natural gas services and installations are considered ‘nonessential’ as per the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, according to New Canaan Public Works Director Tiger Mann. The only work still moving forward is a “resiliency project on [Route] 123 from Little Brook and Lakeview, all the way down into Norwalk, that should be proceeding within the next couple of weeks,” Mann told the Board of Selectmen during its regular meeting, held via videoconference.
“They have a contractor on board. We had a pre-construction meeting last week with the state, so that should be proceeding as normal since it is resiliency and not expansion. We are waiting for news on whether or not and when we can go forward with the rest of the work in town.