Natural gas customers in the city of New Castle, Lawrence County, will soon benefit from a Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania gas pipeline replacement project that will ensure the delivery of safe, reliable and efficient natural gas to customers for years to come.

Columbia Gas will replace more than 1,700 feet of underground pipe along West Washington Street. Work is expected to last through late fall, weather permitting, and will take place Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., with temporary lane restrictions during working hours. 

The construction work will require a temporary interruption of natural gas service for individual customers while their service is transferred to the new pipe. Columbia Gas will personally contact these customers prior to shutting off service and to schedule service restoration. Customers with indoor meters also will have their meters relocated to the outside of the premises. This work will be completed at no additional cost to customers.

Motorists traveling through Columbia Gas work zones should exercise caution and be prepared for slowed or temporarily stopped traffic during working hours.  Motorists should keep a safe distance between vehicles, reduce speed in work zones, and obey flaggers and all posted signs including detours and parking restrictions.