Pipeline work under way this week around the Route 51 and Route 88 intersection
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Sunday, March 31, 2013, 7:48 p.m.
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Inc. will invest $6 million in pipeline improvements along the Route 51 corridor, with construction set to begin in the area on Monday, officials said this week.
As part of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation District 11's upcoming road improvement and bridge repair project at the Route 51 and Route 88 intersection, Columbia Gas will replace approximately 2,400 feet of existing steel pipe along the Route 51 corridor in Pittsburgh and Overbrook, according to a statement released on Friday. Columbia Gas' portion of the project is expected to be completed by the end of September and will benefit approximately 24 customers.
The pipeline improvement project will involve state Route 51, Fairhaven Street, Provost Road, Ivyglen and Underwood streets and Stewart Avenue. Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., with possible Saturday work. No restrictions are expected on Route 51 at this time.
For a small duration of the project, night work will take place Sunday through Friday from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Due to the location of the pipe being replaced, as well as the roadway and traffic conditions at this site, single lane closures and full road closures during working hours are possible. For six weeks, there will be a permanent detour around Fairhaven Road as traffic approaches from state Route 51 southbound. There will be daily road closures on Provost Road between Stewart Avenue and Weyman Road for approximately two weeks of the project. Detour signs will be clearly set in place to direct vehicles around all closures.
The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is connected to the new gas main, officials said. Columbia will make personal contact with customers prior to temporarily interrupting service and to schedule service restoration. All Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their name, photograph and identification number.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Library in Jefferson Regional Medical Center packs a lot into five-shelf bookcase
- Brentwood’s school resource officer a multitask facilitator
- Baldwin-Whitehall leaders support student-recognition project
- Baldwin Borough Community Day isn’t what it used to be
- Whitehall library discussion offers education to parents of autistic children
- Program brings West Jefferson Hills board votes to viewers in real time
- New West Jefferson Hills facilities director in place
- Upgraded menu results in customer satisfaction at Jefferson Hills church’s fish fry
- Dodgeball tourney benefits Thomas Jefferson prom
- Baldwin police seeking two men suspected in robbery