New Castle News

April 12, 2013

Columbia gas plans pipeline work in city

By Staff
Sharon Herald

NEW CASTLE — Columbia Gas is launching a new pipeline improvement project in New Castle this month.

The company said it will spend $850,000 on a new pipeline in the city.

Columbia Gas will replace approximately 4,600 feet of existing steel and cast iron pipe with state-of-the-art plastic pipe. The project is expected to be completed by mid-November and will benefit approximately 140 customers.

The pipeline improvement project will include Ray, Forest, Pearl and Chestnut streets. Construction will take place between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Temporary, single-lane restrictions are possible.

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. Columbia will make personal contact with customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule service restoration.

All Columbia employees and contractors carry identification cards bearing their names, photographs and identification numbers.

More information on Columbia’s existing infrastructure improvement projects is available by visiting and clicking on “Infrastructure Upgrade” then “Are You Working in My Community” under “Community News.”