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Dominion prepares for pipeline replacement project along Murrysville-Plum border

Patrick Varine
| Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:33 p.m.

Dominion Energy will begin work later this summer replacing several sections of pipeline along the Murrysville-Plum border.

Dominion officials plan to replace 3,300 total feet of existing pipeline, and will use sections of Sardis Road, Logan Ferry Road, Harvest Drive and Wallace Road to access their right-of-way.

“They’re doing different sections throughout the line,” said municipal engineer Scott Hilty. “It’s not a continuous section of line (being replaced).”

Dominion officials said they expect work to start around July 15. Hilty and municipal chief administrator Jim Morrison were not so sure: Hilty said permit reviews for the project are still under way, and Morrison said an ongoing easement issue is also delaying the start of the project.

Work is expected to last through the end of October.

“If it’s going to impact school bus traffic, that’s something we may need to consider,” council President Josh Lorenz said.

Council voted 6-0 — Councilman Tony Spadaro was not present — at its July 11 meeting to mandate that truck deliveries can only happen between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. when school is in session.

Hilty estimated the scope of the project would involve about 30 pipeline delivery trucks and 20 equipment delivery trucks over the duration of the work.

Work hours for the project will run from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Patrick Varine is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Patrick at 724-850-2862, pvarine@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MurrysvilleStar.

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