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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $6.9 Million in Allegheny County as Part of Pipeline Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Natural gas customers in the Arlington and South Side Slopes area in the City of Pittsburgh, Bellevue Borough, Mt. Lebanon, South Fayette Township and Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, will soon benefit from infrastructure replacement projects totaling over $6.9 million, starting late January.

Arlington/South Side Slopes (City of Pittsburgh)
Benefiting streets: Arlington Avenue, Freemont Street, St. Patrick Street, Marcus Way and South 18th Street
Construction will occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane closures and detours during working hours only
Replacing approximately 1,962 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $2.1 million
Construction to take place until mid-fall

Bellevue Borough
Benefiting streets: N. Balph Avenue, Ambard Avenue, Calderwood Avenue, Orth Street, Amethyst Street, Bellevue Avenue, Stevens Street and Sunflower Avenue
Construction will occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane closures and detours during working hours only
Replacing approximately 6,315 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $1.8 million
Construction to take place until early fall

Mt. Lebanon/Upper St. Clair
Benefiting streets: Gilkeson Road, Old Gilkeson Road, Upper Road, Bridge Street and Painters Run Road
Construction will occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane closures and detours during working hours only
Replacing approximately 4,000 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $1.8 million
Construction to take place until mid-summer

South Fayette Township
Benefiting streets: Alexander Street, Central Avenue, Grant Street, Cherry Street, Meade Street, Millers Run Road, Morgan Hill Road, Orchard Drive and Wabash Avenue
Construction will occur between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday
Traffic impact: There may be temporary lane closures and detours during working hours only
Replacing approximately 9,485 feet of underground pipe
Investment of approximately $1.2 million
Construction to take place until late 2017

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