May 21, 2013 | Vol. 73 No. 43

Columbia upgrading gas lines in area

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, Inc. recently launched two pipeline improvement projects in South Pittsburgh totaling $1.9 million.

The company will replace more than 6,800 feet of existing steel pipe with state-of-the-art plastic pipe within the city of Pittsburgh. Both projects will involve construction taking place Monday through Friday between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. with possible lane closures during working hours.

“We also want to extend our sincere thanks to the local residents and business owners for their patience while we complete these important upgrades,” said Field Engineering Leader Dominic Tarella.

The Beltzhoover project involves Gearing Avenue, Climax Street, Haberman Avenue and Freeland Street. It is expected to be completed in November.

The Banksville project, which began May 20, involves Kirsopp Avenue, Greenside Avenue, Woodcove Place and Crane Avenue. It is also expected to be completed in November.

The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is connected to the new gas main. Columbia will make personal contact with customers prior to temporarily interrupting service and to schedule service restoration.

As a reminder, all Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their name, photograph and identification number.

For more information on Columbia’s existing infrastructure improvement projects, visit www.ColumbiaGasPa.com and click on Infrastructure Upgrade.

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