Gas line work to impact 14 Sewickley roads
As gas line replacement work continues in Edgeworth and Sewickley Heights, more work is about to begin in Sewickley, leaders say.
Columbia Gas crews will replace aging infrastructure underneath 14 roads across Sewickley this year — about 13,500 feet of pipelines, gas company spokeswoman Sarah Perry said.
From 1995 through 2013, the company has replaced about 56,500 feet of outdated pipes within the borough, she said.
Perry said the work in Sewickley costs about $2.9 million.
A public meeting planned for 6 p.m. March 27 in council chambers of the Sewickley Borough Building, 601 Thorn St., will offer residents along the 14 streets information about the project, which is expected to begin next month, Perry said.
The Sewickley project is expected to last 14 months, borough Manager Kevin Flannery said.
It will include new connections for 290 properties, he said.
Flannery said work around the Montessori Children's Community school will start once the school year ends in June.
Lane closures could be necessary throughout the work, he said, adding that the borough and gas company will keep residents updated throughout the project.
“Columbia's restoration policy and commitment to the community is that we will restore property to the same or better condition that before we started,” gas company spokeswoman Perry said. “In 2014 alone, we will replace approximately 10,000 linear feet of sidewalk and approximately 30 sidewalk ramps in Sewickley as part of our infrastructure work.”
In Edgeworth, borough Manager Marty McDaniel said work has gone “smoothly” along 12 streets where nearly 12,000 lineal feet of pipes will be replaced.
Construction work in Edgeworth could require temporary interruption of natural gas service for about 150 customers while their service is connected to the new gas main, Perry said.
“Columbia will make personal contact with customers prior to interrupting service and to schedule service restoration,” she said.
Because work is happening on streets near Edgeworth Elementary School, Quaker Valley School District leaders alerted parents, spokeswoman Tina Vojtko said.
In a message to parents, district leaders say buses will arrive and depart on time during work, but added that nearby sidewalks could temporarily be removed.
Work in Edgeworth is scheduled to continue 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays through June, Perry said. Some Saturday work is possible, as are road or lane closures.
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