READING, PA, June 7, 2013 – The North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, natural gas main replacement program by UGI Utilities – Gas Division began on schedule on June 2, and construction is expected to continue for the next several months.
UGI has completed work from Strawberry Street to the 3rd and Walnut Street intersection. Beginning the evening of Sunday June 9, UGI will commence work at the intersection. Because of the amount of underground facilities, work at that intersection will take several days. When completed, UGI will move north and continue construction between Walnut Street and Locust Street. Work will be performed during the evening hours from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to minimize disruption to traffic and businesses within the construction zone.
In a typical week, construction will take place from Sunday evening through Thursday morning. If inclement weather does not allow construction to take place on one of those work days, work for that week will be extended to Friday morning. Construction will not affect Friday or Saturday evening activities. During this phase of the project, UGI will close North 3rd Street between Walnut and Locust Streets during construction hours and re-open the street to traffic during daytime hours.
This project is part of the Company’s multi-year $1.2 billion infrastructure betterment initiative. UGI’s 2013 infrastructure betterment plan calls for the Company to spend approximately $71.1 million to replace an additional 63 miles of cast iron and bare steel mains, in addition to completing a variety of system enhancement projects. The 3rd Street project will replace a cast iron main with high-density plastic and cathodically-protected steel.
UGI is a natural gas and electric utility company that serves approximately 648,000 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.
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