UGI Central Penn Gas will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the borough of Wellsboro, Tioga County beginning Monday, June 19. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.
The natural gas main improvement project will take place on Waln Street between Walnut Street and Grant Street. Gas main replacement will also take place on the south side of Grant Street from Waln Street to Morris Lane.
The work will require sections of Grant Street and Waln Street to be closed intermittently during construction. The Wellsboro project will replace 1,500 feet of bare steel main with new high density plastic main. The entire project is expected to last approximately six weeks.
“UGI recognizes Wellsboro 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 Wellsboro 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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