UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the borough of Northumberland beginning Monday, March 5. 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 improvement project will take place on Duke Street between Front Street and Pond Alley. The project may create traffic delays at the intersection of Water Street (State Road 11) and Duke Street (State Road 147). In addition, the project will impact both northbound and southbound traffic on both Duke Street and Water Street.
The work will require road closure during construction times. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is posting detours. Only local traffic will be permitted during the closure. Through traffic will be directed to follow detour signs. The project is expected to last approximately four weeks.
“UGI recognizes Northumberland 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 Northumberland officials for their cooperation and assistance in the planning and execution of this project.”
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