Columbia Gas schedules pipeline upgrades in county

March 29, 2013

CANONSBURG – Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania said Friday it will initiate $2.2 million worth of pipeline upgrades in Washington County beginning in April with the launch of three projects.

The Southpointe-based company said in a press release it will replace more than 26,700 feet of existing steel pipe with plastic pipe in communities in Canton and South Strabane townships. The three projects will involve construction between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday with possible lane closures during working hours.

The Jefferson Avenue project in Canton Township, which the company said will benefit 63 customers on Jefferson Avenue between White Street and Brush Run Road, including Smiley Road, Ward Street, White Street and Rex Road, is expected to be completed by the end of July.

A project in Wolfdale, also in Canton Township, affects 197 customers on Arlington and Belmont avenues, Challener and Cornelia streets, Dogwood Drive, Normandy Street, Hewitt and Jefferson avenues, Melody Lane, Malone Ridge Road, Nichols Drive and Wolf Avenue. For approximately two weeks during the project, night work will also take place at the intersection of Jefferson Avenue and Hewitt Avenue from 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. The project is expected to finish in late August.

The Elberta Drive project in South Strabane will begin in early April and will benefit 146 customers. Construction work will involve Elberta Drive, Woodlawn Drive, Hawthorne Road, Sara Drive, Cedar Lane, Crest Avenue, Larch Street, Wilbert Avenue, Colonial Avenue, McClane Avenue and Magnolia Drive. It is also expected to be completed in late August.

The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is connected to the new gas main. Columbia said it will contact customers prior to interrupting service.



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