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Gas Main Project To Disrupt Traffic in Stamford Through October

A months-long gas main replacement project is starting in Stamford.
A months-long gas main replacement project is starting in Stamford. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. – An Eversource Energy gas line project aimed at “making infrastructure improvements to benefit downtown Stamford” is set to cause traffic and other disruptions in the city’s downtown area for at least the next three months, according to a statement from the utility.

The project, which also aims to increase gas supplies and strengthen the reliability of the Eversource gas system in the area, will require work crews to replace existing cast iron and bare steel gas mains with newer, plastic pipe, the statement said, noting that such materials were “more durable and better able to handle fluctuations in underground temperatures.”

According to the utility’s statement, Eversource teams have been working closely with the city and the Downtown Special Service District to move the project along quickly and efficiently, but the work is expected to linger through at least late October.

Construction crews will be working the general area from 9 a.m.–4 p.m. and from 9 p.m.–5 a.m., according to officials, who said the schedule will run from Monday through Saturday.

While work zones will cause road closures for cars and people, alike, Eversource said maintaining access to residential homes and business will be a priority.

Work zones, which are expected to vary during the project’s duration, will be protected from pedestrians and vehicles by police officers or flagmen, who will oversee traffic control, according to the utility, which added that the work schedule is also weather-dependent.

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