UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project on North Charlotte Street in the City of Lancaster beginning Monday, November 20. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.
The natural gas main improvement project will take place on North Charlotte Street from Grant Street to the Harrisburg Pike and on West Frederick St from North Charlotte Street to Lancaster Street. The project will install 3,600 feet of new high density plastic main and replace 2,480 feet of cast iron main. In addition, approximately 112 gas services to residents and businesses along the route will be replaced.
The timing of the project is tied to scheduled work sponsored by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. UGI expects to complete their portion of the project up to James Street by early spring to comply with the PennDOT schedule, then complete the work from James Street to the Harrisburg Pike shortly thereafter.
Construction will occur between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Lane and parking restrictions will be in place during construction hours. UGI has worked with the city to ensure construction will not disrupt traffic during First Friday or scheduled holiday celebrations. Construction will also be suspended for the long Thanksgiving holiday.
“UGI recognizes Lancaster residents will be inconvenienced during this project. We will work to complete construction in a timely manner,” Robert P. Krieger, vice president of operations, said. “This project is part of UGI’s continuing commitment to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to our customers and our communities. We appreciate the community’s patience and understanding as we make this long-term system improvement. We also thank Lancaster officials for their cooperation and assistance in the planning and execution of this project.”
UGI will spend more than $170 million in 2017 to replace natural gas mains and complete a variety of system enhancement projects. Approximately 64 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains are targeted for replacement this year. Since beginning this initiative, UGI has retired more than 350 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.
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