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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $650,000 on Centre Lane in State College to Replace Natural Gas Pipelines

Monday, January 23, 2017

Natural gas customers in State College will continue to have safe, reliable, and efficient natural gas service delivered to homes and businesses thanks to Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. The Company is investing approximately $650,000 to replace 2,500 feet of natural gas pipelines on Centre Lane beginning today.

The infrastructure replacement project involves pipelines along Centre Lane, along Westerly Parkway between South Atherton Street and South Allen Street, and on South Allen Street between Westerly Parkway and South Atherton Street. Construction work will take place Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Temporary lane closures are possible during working hours.

The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is transferred to the new pipe. Columbia Gas will make personal contact with customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule service restoration, and customers will have their service lines replaced if needed. Customers with indoor meters will have their meters relocated to the outside of the premises. 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 to 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: 
Russell Bedell 
(717) 849-0129 
rbedell@nisource.com