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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Pipeline Upgrade Ensures Continued Delivery of Safe, Reliable Natural Gas to New Castle Customers

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Natural gas customers in New Castle, Lawrence County, will soon benefit from a Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania gas pipeline replacement project that will ensure the safe, reliable and efficient delivery of natural gas to customers for years to come.

Starting in early April, Columbia Gas will replace more than 12,000 feet of underground pipe on Old Pittsburgh Road between Whitetail Drive and Green Acres; Savannah Gardner Road between Reno Lane and Old Pittsburgh Road; Gardner Center Road between Old Pittsburgh Road and Feil Lane; Spring Hill Lane and Green Acres. Work is expected to last through early summer, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., with temporary lane restrictions 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 personally contact these customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule service restoration. Customers with indoor meters also will have their meters relocated to the outside of the premises. This work will be completed at no additional cost to customers.

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.

Motorists traveling through Columbia Gas work zones should exercise caution and be prepared for slowed or temporarily stopped traffic during working hours.  Motorists should keep a safe distance between vehicles, reduce speed in work zones, and obey flaggers and all posted signs including detours and parking restrictions.

Information on Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s commitment to safety, including the importance of calling 811 before you dig, home and appliance safety, and steps to take if you smell natural gas can be found at www.ColumbiaGasPA.com.  

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

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