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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania to Invest $580,000 in Upper St. Clair as Part of Pipeline Infrastructure Project

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Natural gas customers in Upper St. Clair, Allegheny County, will soon benefit from Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s $580,000 infrastructure replacement project, which began in early March.

To ensure the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient natural gas, more than 2,600 feet of underground pipe will be replaced along State Route 19, from Devonwood Drive to just north of McLaughlin Run Road. Work is expected to last through early spring, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with temporary lane restrictions during working hours.  Saturday work also is possible.

Motorists traveling through the work zone should exercise caution and be prepared for slowed or temporarily stopped traffic during working hours.  Motorists are advised to keep a safe distance between vehicles, reduce speed in the work zone, and pay attention to signs or flaggers directing traffic.

From 2007 through 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