UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the borough of Lehighton beginning Monday, March 12, weather permitting. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative and is being completed ahead of a scheduled paving project by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
The natural gas main replacement project will take place on 9th Street (Route 902) between the intersections of Bridge Street and Iron Street.
Construction will take place between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, weather permitting. During these hours, lane restrictions will be in place and traffic delays are likely. Drivers traveling through the area may want to consider alternate routes.
The project is expected to last approximately six weeks.
“UGI recognizes Lehighton 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 Lehighton officials for their cooperation and assistance in the planning and execution of this project.”
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