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Columbia Gas Pipeline Upgrades Ensure Continued Delivery of Safe, Reliable Natural Gas to Canonsburg Customers

Monday, January 08, 2018

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

Starting this month, Columbia Gas will replace more than 10,500 feet of underground pipe. Customers will be affected along Smithfield Street, Vine Street, McKown Avenue, Greenside Avenue, and East Pitt Street, where work is expected to last through late April, weather permitting, and along Belmont Avenue, Bluff Street, Church Street, West College Street, Glenn Avenue, Grace Avenue, Hawthorne Street, Hutchinson Avenue, North Jefferson Avenue, West Pike Street, Spruce Street, and Taylor Drive, where work is expected to last through late summer, weather permitting. Work will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with Saturday work possible. Temporary lane restrictions are also 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 here.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Media Contact: 
Lee Gierczynski 
(724) 416-6015