Dominion East Ohio is replacing 3,000 feet of 1954-vintage bare steel pipeline with new plastic line on East Market Summit and Depeyster streets near the Kent State University campus. Work on the $732,000 project began August 7 and is scheduled to be completedSeptember 25, weather permitting. The work is part of the company’s long-term Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement (PIR) project.
During construction the company or its contractors will need to turn off natural gas service to about 60 commercial and six residential customers for a short time, generally one to three hours. The company will attempt to notify customers 24 to 48 hours prior to this to arrange access. The company may need to perform additional work at customers’ homes or businesses, at no charge, including:
- Inspecting and testing any interior service lines
- Verifying the reading on an inside meter
- Replacing the service line, which delivers natural gas from the main line to the gas meter
- Changing the gas meter
Dominion also will assume responsibility for the service lines that run from the curb to the customer’s meter.
Dominion East Ohio personnel, or a qualified contractor working for Dominion East Ohio, will relight customer appliances once work is complete. If a problem is discovered with any of the house lines, which run from the gas meter to the natural gas appliances, it is the responsibility of the property owner to have the repairs made by a qualified plumber or contractor.
Once the work is complete, restoration will begin as soon as weather permits, including sidewalks, driveways and approaches. Typical yard restoration is limited to grading and seeding.
Dominion will post informational signs in the area where work is being performed. Further details will be available online at www.dom.com, keyword: Pipeline Replacement, and by phone at 1-800-544-5768, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Customer also may send questions by e-mail to Dominion’s Ohio Construction Support Department atOhioConstructionSupport@dom.com.
This project is part of Dominion East Ohio’s overall Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement project, launched in mid-2008. The $4 billion, 25-year project will involve the eventual replacement of more than 5,500 miles of the company’s 22,000-mile pipeline system