Natural gas customers in Mt. Lebanon, Allegheny County, will soon benefit from several 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.
Over the next several months, Columbia Gas will replace more than 3,940 feet of underground pipe in parts of the municipality, including Arden Avenue, Beverly Road, Cochran Road, McCann Place, Marlin Drive East and Royce Avenue.
Work is expected to last through late 2019, weather permitting. Work on Cochran Road generally will take place Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., while work on other affected streets will occur between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, with the possibility of Saturday work. Temporary lane restrictions also are possible during working hours.
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.
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.