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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $2.27 Million in the City of Pittsburgh as Part of Pipeline Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Natural gas customers in the City of Pittsburgh’s Arlington and South Side Slopes neighborhoods, Allegheny County will soon benefit from infrastructure replacement projects totaling approximately $2.27 million. Construction will occur between 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Saturday work is possible.

Arlington neighborhood
Benefiting streets: Josephine Street, Arlington Avenue, Bassler Street, Daniels Street, Dengler Street, Devlin Street, Eccles Street, Felmeth Street, Orin Street, Spring Street, Syrian Street, Zaruba Street
Traffic impact: No detours or lane closures are expected
Replacing approximately 3,305 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $1,407,000
Construction to take place until late autumn

South Side Slopes neighborhood
Benefiting street: Salisbury Street
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane restrictions during working hours only.
Replacing approximately 1,750 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $866,000
Construction to take place until late spring

As part of the projects, customers along the project scope may experience a temporary service interruption. Columbia Gas will personally contact these customers to schedule service restoration. Customers with indoor meters will have their meters relocated to the outside of the premises and their service lines replaced as well. This work will be done at no additional cost to the customer.

All company and contract employees carry photo ID badges identifying them as Columbia Gas employees or contractors. Customers are encouraged to ask for ID before allowing anyone into their home or they can call 1-888-460-4332 for Columbia Gas employee verification.

From 2007 – 2016, Columbia Gas invested nearly $1.35 billion in the modernization and expansion of its distribution system in Pennsylvania. Of that amount, approximately $1 billion was dedicated to replacing 826 miles of priority pipe. In 2017, Columbia Gas will invest approximately $260 million in Pennsylvania, with more than $200 million being invested to upgrade aging underground infrastructure.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Media Contact:
Sarah Perry
(724) 884-6731
SarahPerry@nisource.com