Open house set on gas line work

STEUBENVILLE — Columbia Gas of Ohio is hosting an informational open house 6 p.m. Thursday at the Steubenville Visitor Center, 120 S. Third St., so residents can learn more about gas line replacement work slated to begin this month.

The project, which involves installing new main lines and service lines, will affect about 275 customers, the company said.

The work area is bounded by Pershing Avenue to the north, Woodlawn Road to the West, Kendall Avenue to the east and Ridge Avenue on the south.

Crews will work street-by-street to install the new main lines and service lines, and service will not be interrupted until customers are connected to the new gas system at their meter.

For most, the stoppage will last two to four hours and customers will be notified in advance when their service will be interrupted.

Any gas meters currently located indoors must be moved outside, and any surface that must be disturbed to make way for the new lines, including sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping, will be repaired.

Completion is anticipated by spring.

During the last decade Columbia has invested more than $1.5 billion around the state to replace aging gas lines.

Residents can contact Michelle Day, external affairs specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio, with questions or concerns by calling (614) 309-7576, or by e-mail at MichelleDay@nisource.com.

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