READING, PA, January 22, 2014 – 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 Pine Street. UGI is currently working between Pine Street and Locust Street. UGI expects to complete this second phase by the end of February.
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.
The North 2nd Street project replaces a cast iron main with cathodically-protected steel. As part of the project, UGI is performing road restoration and sidewalk repair to areas affected by the construction. Restoration is performed shortly after construction is completed.
Work will be performed during the hours from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. UGI will suspend construction during significant snow and ice events for safety purposes. While UGI has not worked on either January 21 or 22 because of weather conditions, the company hopes to resume construction on Thursday, January 23.
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 a.m. 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.