LOGAN – Columbia Gas has announced that it is starting a gas line replacement project in Logan. Work will begin in early January, and affect about 228 residents and businesses, the company said in a news release Monday.
The project will impact parts of the following streets: East Front Street, North Homer Avenue, South Orchard Street, Culver Street, Bowen Street, Hunter Street, East Main Street, Norwood Avenue and surrounding roadways. The work and clean-up, weather permitting, is expected to finish during summer 2021.
All impacted customers have been notified.
What will this mean for residents?
• Columbia Gas contractor, R&R Pipeline, will work street by street to install new main lines first and then service lines up to each customer’s home or building.
• Gas service will not be impacted until it is time to connect each customer to the new gas system at their meter. For most customers, gas service will be interrupted for approximately two to four hours. Customers will get advance notice of this service interruption.
• Any surface that has to be disturbed will be repaired. This includes sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping.
Upon completion, customers will have a fully modernized gas system with added safety features, such as:
• Excess flow valves (EFV): Customer service lines will have EFVs which are designed to restrict the flow of natural gas if a service line is damaged or broken.
• Exterior meters: Customers with indoor meters will have their meters relocated to the exterior to help first responders locate and shut off gas in an emergency.
• Plastic pipe: This specially designed plastic pipe, which has a longer shelf life and requires less maintenance, replaces bare steel and cast iron piping.
Columbia Gas says it has invested more than $1.5 billion in communities around the state to replace aging gas lines over the last decade, and that this is paying off in safety with leaks being reduced by 40 percent.
Customers can contact Erica Chronaberry, external affairs specialist for Columbia Gas, with questions or concerns at (614) 309-7576 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit ColumbiaGasOhio.com/Replacement for more information on the construction process.