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UGI Utilities Announces 2016 Infrastructure Replacement and Betterment Projects

07 Apr 2016

READING, PA, March 28, 2016 – UGI Utilities will spend more than $150 million in fiscal year 2016 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 ensure our system provides safe and reliable service for UGI customers, and for the many communities we serve.”

Approximately 64 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains are targeted for replacement. The new mains will be constructed of contemporary materials such as high density plastic or cathodically protected steel. 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 materials. UGI’s infrastructure replacement plan prioritizes projects based on a variety of factors. Since beginning this initiative, UGI has retired nearly 200 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.

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

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

UGI’s infrastructure betterment projects also provide an opportunity for homes and businesses in the affected areas to convert to natural gas. UGI encourages customers along project routes to contact the company at 800-276-2722 (or 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 2016 or are already under construction. The project list is subject to change based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the scheduling of municipal and state road construction projects and inclement weather.

In addition to the listed projects, UGI has already completed approximately 40 projects, each of more than one-quarter mile in length, in fiscal year 2016. A number of projects covering smaller distances have also been completed. UGI’s fiscal year begins October 1.

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

  • 10-900 blocks of Kenhorst Boulevard
  • 100-300 blocks of West Windsor Street
  • 800-900 blocks of North Front Street
  • 700 block of Laurel Street
  • 600-700 blocks of Moss Street

Mount Penn Borough

  • 2700 block of Perkiomen Avenue

Robesonia Borough

  • 200-500 blocks of West Penn Avenue

Borough of Sinking Spring

  • 3700-3800 blocks of Penn Avenue

South Heidelberg Township

  • 3700-5100 blocks of Penn Avenue

Greater Harrisburg Area

City of Harrisburg

  • Sylvan Terrace, Crescent Street and South 13th Street to Swatara Street
  • 500-600 blocks of Maclay Street, Wallace and North 5th Street
  • 900-1400 blocks of North 3rd Street
  • 10 blocks of South 2nd, South 3rd and Chestnut Streets

City of Lebanon

  • 800-1000 blocks of Walnut and 10th Streets

Cleona Borough

  • 10-100 blocks of East Maple Street and North Lincoln Street

North Lebanon Township

  • 700-1400 blocks of East Cumberland Street

Palmyra Borough

  • 200-400 blocks of South Lingle Avenue

Greater Lancaster Area

City of Lancaster

  • 600-1000 blocks of Manor Street
  • 800-1300 blocks of Marietta Avenue

Mount Joy Borough

  • 10-100 blocks of East and West Henry Street, 10 block of Marietta Avenue

Greater Lehigh Valley

City of Allentown

  • 1200-1800 blocks of Union Boulevard
  • 700 block of North 8th Street
  • 100-200 blocks of Tilghman Avenue

City of Bethlehem

  • 900-1700 blocks of West Union Boulevard
  • 600-800 blocks of Williams Street

Fountain Hill Borough

  • 900-1200 blocks of Broadway Street

Nazareth Borough

  • 100-200 blocks of Belvidere Street

Whitehall Township

  • 10-200 blocks of 7th Street

Northeast Pennsylvania

City of Hazleton

  • 400-1400 blocks of Alter Street
  • 10-200 blocks of North Laurel Street
  • 700 block of North Church Street
  • 300 block of Elm Street

City of Wilkes-Barre

  • 10 block of George Avenue

City of Scranton

  • 10 block of Mulberry Street
  • 500-800 blocks of Cedar Avenue
  • 1900-2400 blocks of Cedar Avenue
  • 2500-3200 blocks of Cedar Avenue
  • 400-800 blocks of River Street

City of Sunbury

  • 10 block of Arch Street

City of Williamsport

  • 800-1500 block of West Third Street
  • 740-940 block of Arch Street

Berwick Borough

  • 200-400 blocks of East 10th Street

Nescopeck Borough

  • 350-500 blocks of 4th Street

Northumberland Borough

  • 10-100 block of King Street

Swoyersville Borough

  • 10 block of Lackawanna Avenue

West Wyoming Borough

  • 10 block of 6th Street

Selinsgrove Borough

  • 10 block of Blueberry Alley

UGI – Central Penn Gas

City of Pottsville

  • 1600-1800 blocks of West Market Street
  • 400-500 blocks of East Market Street

City of Shamokin

  • 10-400 blocks of Water Street (from 8th Street to Franklin Street)

East Stroudsburg Borough

  • 300 block of Race Street

Huntingdon Borough

  • 200-400 blocks of Mifflin Street

Lehighton Borough

  • 10 block of Mauch Chunk Street
  • 100-300 block of South First Street
  • 500-600 blocks of First Street
  • 700-800 blocks of Bridge Street
  • 300-400 blocks of North First Street

Lewistown Borough

  • 700-800 blocks of South Wayne Street
  • 500-700 blocks of South Grand Street

Port Allegany Borough

  • 10 block of Pearl Street

Renova Borough

  • 10 block of Saint Clair Street

Shippensburg Borough (Cumberland County)

  • 100-200 blocks of North Prince Street

Stroudsburg Borough

  • 900 block of White Street

Blossburg Borough

  • 10 block of Gulick Avenue

Ceres Township

  • 10 block of Coons Crossing

Chapman Township

  • 10 block of North Maple Avenue

Covington Township

  • 10 block of State Route 15

Deerfield Township

  • 10 block of State Route 49

Farmington Township (Clarion County)

  • 10 block Mealy Avenue

Paint Township

  • Pine Terrace Trailer Court

Union Township (Tioga County)

  • 10 block of McWharton Road

UGI is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 680,000 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.