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UGI Utilities Announces 2018 Infrastructure Replacement and Betterment Projects

08 Mar 2018

8READING, PA – UGI Utilities will spend more than $173 million in fiscal year 2018 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 Chief Operating Officer, 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 400 miles of non-contemporary pipelines.

Communities where these projects will occur will receive advance 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 issues associated with these projects and to provide specific detour and lane restriction information to local residents and commuters traveling through project work zones. Construction projects typically take place between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, unless otherwise noted.

UGI’s infrastructure replacement and betterment projects also provide an opportunity for homes and businesses within the project areas to convert to natural gas. UGI encourages customers along project routes to contact the company at 800-276-2722 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 2018 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 36 projects, each of more than one-quarter mile in length, in fiscal year 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
200-400 blocks of North 10th Street
700 block of Mulberry Street
000-300 block of Orange Street
1300-1500 block of Hampden Boulevard

Borough of Fleetwood
100 block of East Main Street

Central Pennsylvania

City of Harrisburg
100 block of 18th Street
1100 block of Berryhill Street
100 block of 17th Street

City of Lancaster
First to 500 blocks of North Charlotte Street
600 block of State Street
1100 block of West Clay Street
800 block of North President Avenue
900 block of Walnut Street
1000 block of Wheatland Avenue

Columbia Borough
200 block of South 9th Street
800 block and 100 block of Locust Street
800 block of Walnut Street

Greater Lehigh Valley

City of Allentown
1700, 2000 and 2100 blocks of Hanover Avenue
600-900 blocks of Filmore Street
1800-1900 blocks of Hanover Avenue
400 block of Lehigh Street
First and 100 blocks of Cedarbrook Road
1600-1800 blocks of Cambridge Street
3400-3500 blocks of Broadway Street
3000 block of Parkway Boulevard
800-900 blocks of Sherman Street

City of Bethlehem
2100-2300 blocks of Huntingdon Street

Catasauqua Borough
100-300 and 500-800 blocks of Church Street
100-200 blocks of Wood Street

West Easton Borough
500 block of Center Street
2200-2400 block of Front Street
200-400 block of 3rd Street

Wilson Borough
2400 block of Sycamore Street

Northeast Pennsylvania

City of Bloomsburg
First-300 blocks of West 8th Street

City of Hazleton
First block of Cleveland Street
600 block of Garfield Street

City of Scranton
700-1700 blocks of Olive Street
200-500 blocks of Marion Street

City of Sunbury
First-900 blocks of North 4th Street
First block of South 10th Street

City of Wilkes-Barre
First block of Franklin Street

Milford Borough
100 block of Sawkill Avenue

Montgomery Borough
First block of Shick Alley

West Wyoming Borough
100 block of West 8th Street

Delaware Township
First block of River Road

South Abington Township
Old State Road

UGI – Central Penn Gas

City of Pittston
Searle Street

City of Pottsville
First block of Mill Creek Road

Galeton Borough
Main Street

Mansfield Borough
St. James Street

Farmington Township (Clarion County)
First block of Maple Drive

Chapman Township
Old State Road

Charleston Township
First block of Hills Creek Lake Road

Delmar Township
3000 block of Balsam Road

Keating Township
West Valley Road

Sharon Township
Elevenmile Road

Sweden Township
Route 6

Union Township (Tioga County)
Blossburg Mountain

UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 700,000 customers in 45 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.