NORWALK, Conn. – To ensure the safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to its customers, Eversource is investing $2.2 million to upgrade the gas distribution system in the Cove area of East Norwalk.
The project includes replacing more than 7,800 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.
Since 2012, Eversource has replaced 120 miles of aging gas lines around the state.
The Norwalk upgrade project is underway, with construction crews working from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.
Work will be done along 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th streets; Cove and Hawkins avenues; Seaside Place, Staples Court and Gregory Boulevard.
“These investments allow us to further modernize the gas distribution system, minimizing repairs and any service interruptions,” said Eversource Vice President of Gas Operations Kevin Kelley. “Proactively upgrading the system helps to ensure our customers in Connecticut have a better, stronger network for decades to come.”
Eversource seeks 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 in those areas.
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 completed by early November.
For information on Eversource’s natural gas expansion efforts, visit Eversource.com .
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