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Yankee Gas Services Company
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06141-0270
Night Work to Begin in Cheshire on Yankee Gas’
Construction hours will be 8 p.m. through 5 a.m. beginning June 20
BERLIN, Conn., June 16, 2010 — Progress continues on Yankee Gas' pipeline expansion project, with night-time work beginning in Cheshire on Sunday, June 20. Night work is scheduled through late August, five days per week (Sunday night through Thursday night) between the hours of 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.
The night construction work will impact Route 68 from the Woodbury Court intersection to the Cherry Street intersection including parts of Academy Road, Highland Avenue, Main Street and West Main Street. Given this area’s heavy traffic and pedestrian activity during the day, the revised hours will reduce the construction’s impact, providing a safer environment for the public, vehicles and workers.
Residents and businesses will receive notification either in person or with a door hanger about 48 hours prior to commencement of work in their immediate area.
As always, Yankee Gas will continue to take all prudent measures to ensure public safety and minimize disturbances from construction. For example:
Work zones will be cordoned off from pedestrians and vehicles;
Police or flagmen will oversee traffic control;
Access to residences and businesses will be maintained, as well as priority passage of emergency vehicle traffic through construction areas; and
All roadways, private land and public property will be restored after construction work is completed.
Construction of the underground steel 16-inch diameter pipeline will connect existing natural gas transmission pipelines in Waterbury and Wallingford. The project, expected to be complete in late 2011, will increase the distribution system’s integrity, reliability and flexibility, as well as provide an environmentally friendly energy option to customers in the Wallingford-Waterbury corridor.
Construction information, including the schedule and location of our work, is updated regularly at www.ygpipeline.com.
Yankee Gas Services Company (Yankee Gas) is Connecticut’s largest natural gas distribution company, delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to approximately 205,000 customers in 71 cities and towns. Yankee Gas is expanding Connecticut’s energy options and increasing customer choice by extending the availability of clean, efficient natural gas throughout the state. Yankee Gas is part of the Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU). For more information, please visit www.yankeegas.com.
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