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UGI Announces Nescopek Infrastructure Betterment Project

04 Apr 2017

UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the Borough of Nescopek, Luzerne County. The scheduled start date for the work is Monday, April 10. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.

The natural gas main improvement project will impact the western part of the borough. Work will be done on the following streets:

Broad St – Third St. to Fourth St.

Fourth St. – Montgomery St. to Worchester St.

Fifth St. – Montgomery St. to Welsh Ave.

Warren St. – Fourth St. to Fifth St.

Walnut St. – Fourth St. south to dead end

Welsh St. – Fourth St. to Stair Ave.

Montgomery St. – Third St. to Fourth St.

The project is expected to last approximately three months. Natural gas main replacement construction is scheduled to be performed from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting.

UGI’s Nescopek project will replace approximately 3,000 feet of cast iron, wrought iron and steel main with contemporary materials. Residents and drivers traveling in area should note that lane restrictions will be in effect during the project, and should consider alternate routes. Motorists driving through the construction zone are urged to watch for roadwork signs, and to follow the directions of flag personnel.

“UGI recognizes Nescopek 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 Nescopek officials for their cooperation and assistance in the planning and execution of this project.”

UGI is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 690,000 customers. Additional information about UGI Utilities is available at www.ugi.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.