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UGI to start Wilkes-Barre Infrastructure Betterment Project

31 Oct 2014

READING, PA, October 30, 2014 – UGI – Penn Natural Gas is in the preliminary construction stages of a natural gas main replacement project in the City of Wilkes-Barre.

The Wilkes-Barre project will replace and in some areas reroute a 12 inch high pressure natural gas pipeline along the Brookside Levee and a number of city streets from Johnson Street to Boyle Street. Approximately 9,700 feet of pipeline will be replaced.

In addition, approximately 560 feet of four inch high pressure pipeline will be replaced on Pine Street. Construction is expected to be completed in May 2015.

Natural gas main replacement construction will generally be performed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, weather permitting. Traffic will be restricted during construction and motorists may experience some traffic delays due to this work.

“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 Wilkes-Barre’s cooperation and assistance in planning and executing this effort.”

UGI is 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.


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