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UGI Utilities Announces 2015 Infrastructure Replacement and Betterment Projects

14 Apr 2015

READING, PA, April 14, 2015 – UGI Utilities will spend more than $85 million in fiscal year 2015 to replace natural gas mains and complete a variety of system enhancement projects.

“UGI remains committed to enhancing the safety and reliability of our infrastructure,” Hans Bell, UGI vice president of engineering, said. “These infrastructure projects continue our commitment to ensure that our system provides safe and reliable service for our customers, and for the many communities we serve.”

More than 62 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains are targeted for replacement by mains constructed of contemporary materials such as high density plastic or cathodically protected steel as part of the UGI infrastructure betterment program. These infrastructure betterment projects are complemented by a number of regular UGI capital projects such as pressure reinforcements to improve system reliability, service line and meter replacements, and regulator station work.

UGI is aggressively pursuing its $1.2 billion commitment to replace all pipelines made of non-contemporary material.  The replacement schedule is guided by an infrastructure plan that prioritizes projects based on risk assessment and other factors.  Currently, more than 87 percent of UGI’s 12,000 miles of gas pipelines are constructed of contemporary materials. 

Communities where these projects will occur will be notified in advance of UGI’s construction schedules.  As part of the natural gas main betterment initiative, UGI will replace service lines leading to customer homes as needed.  When replacing service lines, UGI personnel will need to gain access to customer residences.

These projects will cause temporary traffic and parking congestion. UGI will work collaboratively with municipal officials to minimize these disruptions and to inform local residents of detours and lane restrictions.

These construction projects also provide an opportunity for homes and businesses in the affected areas to convert to natural gas. Homeowners who convert can save up to $1,000 per year on their energy bills. UGI encourages customers along project routes to contact the company at (800) 276-2722 (800-652-0550 in UGI Central Penn Gas service area) if they are interested in converting to natural gas during construction.

Listed below are those key infrastructure betterment projects that will replace at least one-quarter mile of non-contemporary natural gas mains. The listed projects are either scheduled for completion in fiscal year 2015 or are already in process. The project list may change based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the scheduling of municipal and state road construction projects and inclement weather.

Customers and community residents interested in additional information can view a complete list of scheduled infrastructure projects, along with their status, on UGI’s website at www.ugi.com/construction. This site is regularly updated.  The site also includes a list of projects that have been completed in the past six months.

Greater Reading Area

City of Reading

  • 100-300 blocks of West Windsor Street
  • 800 block of North 2nd Street
  • 700 block of Oley Street
  • 500-900 blocks of North 12th Street
  • 1100-1400 blocks of North 13th Street
  • 500 block of Elm and 300-400 blocks of North 5th Street
  • 300-700 blocks of Park Road

Borough of Fleetwood

  • 800-900 blocks of Fleetwood Lyons Road

Borough of Sinking Spring

  • 3700-3800 blocks of Penn Avenue

Greater Harrisburg Area

City of Harrisburg

  • 3000-3200 blocks of Green Street and 200 block of Edward Street
  • First block of North and South 4th Street and 400 block of Walnut Street
  • 100-600 blocks of North Front Street (Strawberry to North Street)
  • 1600-1700 blocks of Elm, Walnut, Disbrow and Carnation Street
  • 200-400 blocks of North 2nd Street
  • 1800-2000 blocks of Zarker Street

Susquehanna Township

  • 4100-4300 blocks of North 6th Street (Linglestown Road to Houser Road)

Greater Lancaster Area

City of Lancaster

  •  First block to 300 block of E. King Street (Queen to Plum Street)
  • First block to 300 block of W. King Street (Charlotte to Queen Street)
  • 500-700 blocks of E. King Street (Ann to Reservoir Street)
  • 600-1000 blocks of Manor Street (New Dorwart Avenue to West End Avenue)

Greater Lehigh Valley

City of Allentown

  • 800-900 blocks of South Poplar Street
  • 1100-1200 blocks of Hamilton Street
  • 300 block of Susquehanna Street
  • 700-800 blocks Godfrey Street
  • 2000 block S 12th Street
  • 300 block of North Franklin Street
  • First-200 blocks of North 5th Street
  • 2600-2900 blocks of Reading Road

 City of Bethlehem

  • First block of East Garrison Street
  • 600-900 block of 14th Avenue
  • 1100 block or Raymond Avenue
  • 300 block of Hamilton Avenue
  • 800 block of North Club Avenue
  • 100-300 blocks of East Broad Street

 Catasauqua Borough

  • 100-300 block of North 2nd Street

Whitehall Township

  • 1100-1200 block of 3rd Street
  • 400-500 blocks of Fullerton Avenue

Palmer Township

  • First block of East Lane

Northeast Pennsylvania

City of Wilkes-Barre

  •  300-400 blocks of Park Avenue
  • First-to-100 blocks of South Washington Street

City of Scranton

  • 700-900 blocks of Luzerne Street
  • First block of Mary Street
  • 1900-2400 blocks of Cedar Avenue

City of Sunbury

  • First block of 7th Street

City of Williamsport

  • 450-900 blocks of Market Street
  • 1100-1400 blocks of Market Street
  • 400 block of Grafius Street
  • 500 block of Memorial Avenue

Blakely Borough

  • First block of Riverside Drive

Clarks Summit Borough

  • First block of Oakford Road

Danville Borough

  • First block of Montour Street

Northumberland Borough

  • 300-800 blocks of King Street

Montoursville Borough

  • Second and third block of Church Alley

Watsonville Borough

  • 1100 block of Route 405

Hanover Township

  • First block of Sunrise Avenue

Scott Township (Columbia County)

  • 1000-4000 blocks of Old Berwick Road

South Abington Township

  • First block of Old State Road

South Centre Township

7200-7300 blocks of Old Berwick Road

UGI – Central Penn Gas

City of Pottsville

  • 1600 block of Market Street
  • 500-1600 blocks of W. Norwegian Street

East Stroudsburg Borough

  • 100 block of South Courtland Street
  • 100-300 blocks of Lackawanna Avenue

Galeton Borough

  • West Main Street

Lewistown Borough

  • 500-600 blocks of Union Avenue

Port Allegany Borough

  • State Route 6

Shinglehouse Borough

  • Academy Street

Stroudsburg Borough

  • Honeysuckle Lane

Waynesboro Borough

  • 100-200 blocks of Clayton Avenue

Bloss Township

  • Main Street

Brookfield Township

  • Route 249

Delmar Township

  • Balsam Road

Jackson Township (Tioga County)

  • State Route 549

Licking Township

  • Blairs Corner Road

Lower Oxford Township

  • 100 block of Lancaster Avenue at Route 1

Putnam Township

  • State Route 15

Wharton Township

  • State Route 3001

UGI is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 670,000 customers. Additional information about UGI Utilities is available at www.ugi.com. Follow us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/ugiutilities or Twitter:  www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

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