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UGI Utilities Announces 2017 Infrastructure Replacement and Betterment Projects

READING, PA – UGI Utilities will spend more than $170 million in fiscal year 2017 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 in UGI’s current fiscal year plan. The new mains will be constructed of contemporary materials such as high density plastic or protected steel. These infrastructure replacement projects are complemented by a number of UGI capital projects such as pressure reinforcements to improve system reliability, service line and meter replacements, and regulator station improvements.

UGI’s infrastructure replacement plan prioritizes projects based on a variety of factors. Since 2011, UGI has retired more than 350 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.

Communities where these projects will occur will receive advanced notification of UGI’s construction schedules. UGI also will replace service lines to customer homes as needed as part of the natural gas main betterment initiative. When replacing service lines, UGI personnel will need to gain access to customer residences.

UGI reminds residents in affected communities that projects may cause temporary parking restrictions and traffic congestion. UGI works collaboratively with municipal officials to minimize traffic and parking impacts disruptions associated with these projects, and to provide specific information to local residents and commuters using affected roads of detours and lane restrictions.

UGI’s infrastructure replacement and 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 key infrastructure 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 2017 or are already under construction. The project list is subject to change based on a number of factors including, but not limited to inclement weather, and municipal roadwork schedules.

In addition to the projects listed in this release, UGI has already completed approximately 40 projects, each of more than one-quarter mile in length, in fiscal year 2017. A number of projects covering smaller distances have also been completed and will continue throughout the year. 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

500 block of Centre Avenue

500 block of South 7th Street

2400 block of Fairview Avenue

500-1000 blocks of Walnut Street

0-200 blocks of North 4th Street

Central Pennsylvania

City of Harrisburg

Sylvan Terrace

600 block of North 17th Street

City of Lancaster

200-300 blocks of North Duke Street

600 block of North Marshall Street and Burrows Avenue

700 block of College Avenue

City of Lebanon

900-1100 blocks of Cumberland Street

Carlisle Borough

200-400 blocks of West South Street

Lancaster Township

200 block of North President Avenue

0-500 blocks of Atkins Avenue and Hamilton Park Road

100 block of North School Lane

Susquehanna Township

Parkway Road and Green Street

Greater Lehigh Valley

City of Allentown

1200 block of Wyoming Street

1900 block of East Livingston Street

900-1000 blocks of Cedar Street

1900 block of East Woodlawn Street

1100 block of North Tacoma Street

1500 block of Walnut Street

800-900 block of Filmore Street

City of Bethlehem

800-1100 block of Prospect Avenue

1800-1900 blocks of Pennsylvania Avenue

600-700 blocks of East Chestnut Street

Catasaqua Borough

0-500 blocks of Front Street

Whitehall Township

2000 block of North 1st Street

Northeast Pennsylvania

City of Hazleton

500-600 blocks of North Wyoming Street

800-900 blocks of North Vine Street

1000 block of East Chestnut Street

City of Nanticoke

200 block of Railroad Street

City of Scranton

600-1000 blocks of Taylor Avenue

100-300 blocks of North Cameron Avenue

2100-2200 blocks of Webster Avenue

400-500 blocks of Crown Avenue

City of Williamsport

300-900 blocks of Woodland Avenue

900- 1220 blocks of Penn Street

Honesdale Borough

1800 block of Fair Avenue

Hanover Township

Inman Street

Luzerne Borough

300-500 blocks of Walnut Street

Texas Township

1400 block of Towpath Road

Nescopeck Borough

Fourth Street

UGI – Central Penn Gas

City of Pottsville

1600-1800 blocks of West Market Street

City of Shamokin

0-400 blocks of Water Street

Coudersport Borough

Isabella Street

Exeter Borough

Cedar Street

Mansfield Borough

St. James Street

Wellsboro Borough

Waln Street

Knox Township (Clarion County)

Old Fryburg Road

Liberty Township (McKean County)

Pine Grove River Road

Oswayo Township

Eleven Mile Road

Putnam Township

State Road 15

Sweden Township

Route 6

Union Township (Tioga County)

Blossburg Mountain

West Branch Township

Pigeon Hill Road

UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 690,000 customers in 44 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.

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