STAMFORD, Conn. – Eversource announced that it has invested $3.8 million to upgrade the gas distribution system in the Shippan section of Stamford in an effort to ensure continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to its customers.
The project includes replacing more than 11,000 feet of existing cast iron and bare steel gas main with newer plastic pipe. Eversource said the new plastic pipe is safer, more durable and better able to handle fluctuations in underground temperatures. Since 2012, Eversource has replaced approximately 120 miles of aging gas lines around the state.
"These investments allow us to further modernize the gas distribution system, minimizing repairs and any service interruptions,” said Al Marsocci, vice president of Gas Operations at Eversource. “Proactively upgrading the system helps to ensure our customers in Connecticut have a better, stronger network for decades to come.”
The Stamford upgrade project began earlier this year. Work has been done along Beachview, Soundview and Willowbrook Avenues, Soundview and Tupper Drives, Kenilworth Drive East and West, as well as Allison Road and Carter Street.
Eversource said it is in constant communication with community leaders and customers where work is being done to minimize the impact to traffic and coordinate with other roadwork happening in the town. Drivers may experience delays due to alternating one-way traffic. Customers may experience a short disruption to their natural gas service when the new main is being activated and if so, they will be notified in advance by letter, phone or an in-person visit.