STAMFORD, Conn. — The crews digging up streets in downtown Stamford are upgrading the natural gas distribution system for Eversource.
The company is investing more than $700,000 to increase safety and reliability for its customers.
The project includes replacing more than 600 feet of existing cast iron and bare steel gas main with newer plastic pipe – which is safer, more durable and better able to handle fluctuations in underground temperatures.
The downtown Stamford upgrade project is underway, with construction crews working between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. Work will be done along Summer, Bank, Main, Broad and Clark streets.
Eversource has replaced 120 miles of aging gas lines around the state since 2012.
“These investments allow us to further modernize the gas distribution system, minimizing repairs and any service interruptions,” said Bill Akley, Eversource's President of Gas Operations. “Proactively upgrading the system helps to ensure our customers in Connecticut have a better, stronger network for decades to come.”
Eversource works 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 line is being activated and they will be notified in advance by letter, phone or an in-person visit. This gas line improvement work is expected to be complete by early November.
For information on Eversource’s natural gas expansion efforts, visit Eversource.com .
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