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Road Closures on Wexford Run and Shenot Roads to Begin July 22 as Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Replaces Natural Gas Pipeline

Friday, July 21, 2017

To ensure the safety of motorists and workers during a natural gas line replacement project in the Wexford area, road closures and posted detours during working hours will begin July 22 on portions of Wexford Run and Shenot roads.

Restrictions will be in place daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and are expected to last through early fall.  Columbia Gas project leaders developed the traffic mitigation plan in coordination with local police and area government officials.

Wexford Run Road will be closed between Bradford and Neely School roads, and Shenot Road will be closed from Wheatland Road to Wexford Run Road. Posted detours will direct motorists around the closed sections using Neely School and Bradford roads. Local traffic and emergency responders will have access to closed streets during designated working hours. 

Motorists that encounter Columbia Gas work crews on the road can follow these simple tips to ensure their safety and the safety of road crews:

  • Expect the unexpected – Normal speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may change, and people may be working on or near the road.
  • Slow down – Speeding is one of the major causes of work zone crashes.
  • Keep your distance – Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you and don’t tailgate.
  • Pay attention to the signs – Observe the posted signs until you see the one that says you’ve left the work zone.
  • Obey road crew flaggers – A flagger has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so you can be cited for disobeying his or her directions.
  • Stay alert and minimize distractions – Dedicate your full attention to the roadway and avoid changing radio stations or using cell phones while driving.

For more information about Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania’s focus on work zone safety, please visit www.ColumbiaGasPA.com/stay-safe/work-zone-safety.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

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