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

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Natural gas customers in Peters Township, Washington 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 in early June, Columbia Gas will replace more than 3,670 feet of underground pipe along Valleybrook Road, in Queen of Heaven Cemetery, and along the Montour Trail. Work is expected to last through mid-July, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with temporary lane closures possible during working hours. Additionally, one lane of Valleybrook Road will be closed for approximately a week; however, flaggers will keep traffic flowing in both directions. Also, the Montour Trail will experience temporary disruptions.

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