UGI Announces Williamsport Construction Project
02 Jun 2020
UGI Utilities, Inc. will begin a natural gas main replacement project in the City of Williamsport starting approximately June 10. This project is part of the Company’s multi-year infrastructure betterment initiative.
The project will involve the following streets:
- The 1200-1300 block of Woodmont Avenue;
- The 1200-1500 blocks of Walnut Street;
- The 700 block of Belmont Avenue;
- The 700 block of Vernon Avenue;
- The 800 block of Vallamont Drive.
More than 3,300 feet of non-contemporary main will be replaced. This project will also renew gas service lines to 54 homes and businesses. The main replacement component of the project is expected to be completed in mid-July.
This project will take place with a modified construction schedule in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Initially, UGI construction will focus on replacing gas mains located in the street, which will allow the Company to limit interactions with customers and reduce the need to enter customer homes during the COVID-19 emergency.
The service line renewal process, which requires access to homes and businesses, will be postponed to a later date due to social distancing guidelines. As the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania moves forward with its reopening process, UGI will contact affected residents when service line work can be scheduled and access to properties is required.
UGI will perform all work with enhanced safety protocols consistent with orders issued by the Wolf Administration.
Construction work will typically occur between the hours of 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There may be extended weekday and Saturday construction hours if conditions permit.
During construction, residents will experience traffic delays and road closures. Parking also will be restricted on those blocks during construction hours. Flaggers will direct traffic during construction.
UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves more than 700,000 customers. Additional information about UGI Utilities, Inc. is available at www.ugi.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.