Starting in February, Columbia Gas will replace more than 9,355 feet of underground pipe along Biltmore Drive, Broadview Place, Cario Drive, Dewey Avenue, Fairfield Drive, Hazelwood Drive, Iola Avenue, Jennings Lane, McGowan Avenue, Mineola Avenue, Nokomis Drive, Old York Road, Park Avenue, Royal Oak Drive, Spring Valley Drive, Trinity Drive, Willowbrook Lane, and Winona Avenue. Work is expected to last through September, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., with the possibility of Saturday work. Temporary lane restrictions during working hours are possible. Any necessary closures on Park Avenue will be coordinated with Trinity School District and will not occur Monday through Friday between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. and between 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
The construction work may 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.