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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $1.2 Million in Ellwood City as Part of Pipeline Infrastructure Project

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Natural gas customers in Ellwood City, Lawrence County, will soon benefit from Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s $1.2 million infrastructure replacement project, which begins in early March.

To ensure the delivery of safe, reliable, and efficient natural gas, more than 3,200 feet of underground pipe will be replaced, affecting customers along Hazel Avenue between Smiley and North Streets, Union Street between Hazel Avenue and Lee Way, Oakland Street between Line and Hazel Avenues, and Line Avenue between Oakland and Bridge Streets. Construction will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Lane closure may be possible during work hours. The project is expected to last through early summer, weather permitting.

Approximately 128 customers will 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