READING, PA, January 17, 2014 – Work performed by UGI Penn Natural Gas will cause the closure of a portion of Rock Street located near the intersection of South Valley Avenue in the Borough of Olyphant. The road closure will allow UGI to improve our facilities serving the community.
The affected portion of Rock Street will remain closed throughout the construction period, planned from January 20, 2014 through February 14, 2014. Motorists will need to use alternative routes during this time.
This project is part of the Company’s multi-year $1.2 billion infrastructure betterment initiative. The focus of this initiative is to replace cast iron and unprotected steel pipelines with facilities made of contemporary materials.
“UGI recognizes that some residents will be inconvenienced during this project and 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 and we appreciate our customers’ and the community’s understanding as we make this long-term system improvement. We appreciate the Borough of Olyphant’s cooperation and assistance in planning and executing this effort.”
More than 85 percent of UGI’s 12,000 miles of gas pipelines are currently constructed of contemporary materials. UGI’s 2014 infrastructure betterment plan calls for the Company to spend approximately $85 million to replace an additional 67 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains, in addition to completing a variety of system enhancement projects
UGI Penn Natural Gas is part of UGI Utilities, Inc., a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 660,000 customers. Additional information concerning UGI’s infrastructure betterment program is available at www.ugi.com/construction. General information about UGI Utilities is available at www.ugi.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter: www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.