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UGI Utilities – Gas Division Continued to Make Progress on Infrastructure Betterment Efforts on 2nd Street in Downtown Harrisburg

13 Dec 2013

READING, PA, December 13, 2013 – UGI Utilities – Gas Division continues to make progress on a natural gas main replacement project on four blocks of the east side of North 2nd Street and one block of Pine Street in the City of Harrisburg. This project represents the second phase of a five-phase infrastructure betterment plan slated for downtown Harrisburg in 2013 and 2014.

UGI has completed construction on North 2nd Street from State Street to South Street. Beginning Monday, December 16, UGI will be working between South Street and Pine Street.

UGI’s downtown Harrisburg project replaces cast iron and unprotected steel pipelines with contemporary plastic and protected steel facilities. The project includes a number of streets in the downtown area, and is part of the Company’s multi-year $1.2 billion infrastructure betterment initiative. 

UGI will be working on a modified schedule through the holiday schedule to accommodate travel and the municipal celebration on New Year’s Eve. UGI will also suspend construction during significant snow and ice events for safety purposes.

The North 2nd Street project will replace a cast iron main with cathodically-protected steel. As part of the project, UGI will perform road restoration and sidewalk repair to areas affected by the construction. Restoration will take place shortly after construction is completed.

Work associated with the pending North 2nd Street infrastructure project extends from State Street to Walnut Street on the east side of the road. The North 2nd Street project is expected to take several months to complete.  Work will be performed during the hours from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, excluding holidays.

East side parking will be restricted on blocks under construction during work hours, and North 2nd Street may be restricted to two lanes from 9 am. to 3 p.m. in affected blocks as necessary. Construction will also affect sidewalk access. UGI will provide alternate walkways when needed.

UGI has been in contact with residents and businesses affected by this project.  The Company is working with area businesses to minimize disruption of their operation. Whenever appropriate, UGI will replace service lines leading to homes and businesses during the main replacement project and, in some cases, will need to gain access to these buildings.

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.