UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in Putnam Township, Tioga County beginning Monday, May 1. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.
The natural gas main improvement project will take place on West Hill Road between Carlton Drive and Hilfiger Road.
The work will require West Hill Road to be closed for approximately three days, beginning May 15 at 7 a.m. Only local traffic will be permitted during the closure. Through traffic will be directed to follow detour signs.
UGI’s Putnam Township will replace 3,000 feet of bare steel main with a new protected steel main. The entire project is expected to last approximately eight weeks.
“UGI recognizes Putnam Township 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 Putnam Township officials for their cooperation and assistance in the planning and execution of this project.”
UGI will spend more than $170 million in fiscal year 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 nearly 350 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.
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