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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

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

Starting on May 30, Columbia Gas will replace nearly 800 feet of underground pipe along Potomac Avenue from Espy Avenue to Voelkel Avenue. Work is expected to last through mid-July, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Traffic on Potomac Avenue and road routes on Belrose, Broadway and Voelkel avenues will be impacted by this project. Initially, temporary lane restrictions will be in place on Potomac Avenue from Espy Avenue to Broadway Avenue which may restrict access to Belrose Avenue during working hours.

Motorists and nearby residents can expect longer-term road closures on Potomac Avenue from Espy Avenue to Voelkel Avenue as the project progresses. These closures will restrict traffic heading toward Potomac Avenue from Broadway and Voelkel avenues and traffic accessing Belrose Avenue.

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 www.ColumbiaGasPA.com.  

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

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