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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Announces Pipeline Replacement Project on Atherton Street in State College

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Natural gas customers in State College will continue to have safe, reliable, and efficient natural gas service delivered to homes and businesses thanks to Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania. The Company has begun a project to replace approximately 6,900 feet of natural gas pipelines on Atherton Street.

The infrastructure replacement project involves pipelines along Atherton Street between Clinton Drive and Park Avenue and between Aaron Drive and Denton Ave, with some work on surrounding streets including Aaron Drive, Blue Course Avenue, Hillcrest Avenue, and Ridge Avenue. Construction work will take place Monday through Friday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM with some evening work possible at intersections. Temporary lane closures are possible 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 will also have their meters relocated to the outside of the premises. This work will be completed 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.

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

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Media Contact: Russell Bedell