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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $2.18 Million in Fayette County as Part of Pipeline Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Natural gas customers in the City of Connellsville, South Connellsville Borough, Connellsville Township and Brownsville Township, Fayette County, will soon benefit from infrastructure replacement projects totaling over $2.18 million, starting late January.

City of Connellsville, South Connellsville Borough, Connellsville Township
Benefiting streets: Isabella Road, Davidson Avenue, Austin Avenue, Walnut Street, Buckeye Street, Oak Street, Willis Road and Reidmore Road
Construction to occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Traffic impact: No detours or lane closures are expected
Replacing approximately 12,340 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $1.3 million
Construction to take place until mid-summer

Brownsville Township
Benefiting streets: Glenn Lane, Park Street, Barnett Avenue, Mill Road and Euclid Avenue
Construction to occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane closures and detours during working hours only
Replacing approximately 6,665 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $880,000
Construction to take place until mid-summer

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:
Lee Gierczynski
(724) 416-6015
lgierczynski@nisource.com