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UGI Utilities – Gas Division Provides Progress Update on North 3rd Street Infrastructure Betterment Project

29 Jul 2013

READING, PA, July 29, 2013 – The North 3rd Street, Harrisburg, natural gas main replacement project conducted by UGI Utilities – Gas Division continues to progress through the city utilizing an evening construction schedule from Sunday evening through Thursday morning.

 UGI has completed work on North 3rd Street from Strawberry to South Streets.  UGI will be working between South Street and State Street this week, as well as on the block of South Street adjacent to North 3rd Street.

Construction is performed during the evening hours from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. to minimize disruption to traffic and businesses located within the construction zone. If inclement weather prevents construction on a scheduled work day, work for that week will be extended to Friday morning. Construction will not affect Friday or Saturday evening activities

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.