UGI Announces Berwick Infrastructure Project
27 May 2020
UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the borough of Berwick, Columbia County, beginning Monday, June 8. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.
The natural gas main replacement project will take place on the following streets:
- East 9th Street from Butternut Street to Fowler Avenue;
- Butternut Street from East 9th Street to East 11th Street;
- Walnut Street from East 8th Street to the alley north of East 11th Street;
- East 11th Street from Market Street to Butternut Street;
- Pine Street from East 9th Street to East 11th Street;
- Chestnut Street from East 9th Street to East 10th Street and East 11th St to East 13th Street.
This project will also renew gas service lines to approximately 80 homes and businesses along the route.
This project will take place with a modified construction schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, UGI construction will focus on replacing gas mains located in the street, which will allow the Company to limit interactions with customers and reduce the need to enter customer homes during the COVID-19 emergency.
The service line renewal process, which requires access to homes and businesses, will be postponed to a later date due to social distancing guidelines. As the state re-opens, UGI will contact affected residents when service line work is scheduled and access to properties is required.
Construction hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. During construction, residents will experience traffic delays and road closures.
Parking also will be restricted on those blocks during construction hours. Flaggers will direct traffic during construction.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of August. UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves more than 700,000 customers. Additional information about UGI Utilities, Inc. is available at www.ugi.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.