The Borough of Conshohocken announced on September 14th that PECO will be replacing existing natural gas equipment in two areas of the borough. The work will include installing new, more durable, underground pipes, which will enhance safety and improve service reliability.
The work is scheduled to start in mid-September and will take place Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project is expected to take four weeks to complete.
The two work areas will be East 8th Avenue, between Fayette Street and Hallowell Street, and Harry Street between East 8th Avenue and East 7th Avenue. Work may occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on private property. Those who live in the work area may be asked to relocate vehicles to allow access to the site.
In regards to access private property, the notice states:
Please note, that most of the work will be performed outdoors. However, to safely connect homes to the new natural gas main, PECO or a PECO contractor will need to turn off natural gas service and then enter your property to relight your appliances after the connection. PECO will need access to the natural gas appliances or equipment in your home so that they can perform this work, and to restore service and relight any appliances. At this time, PECO will also be relocating any indoor natural gas meters to the exterior of customer homes.
Any areas impacted on private property will be repaired. Streets will also be repaved and all areas will be restored to their original condition.
In regards to safety, the notice states:
- For the safety of PECO employees, customers, and communities, all crews and contractors will be practicing social distancing, and we ask that all customers do the same.
- PECO crews and contractors will be following safety protocols, including wearing additional protective equipment.
- To ensure a safe environment when indoors, employee and contractor crews will wipe down all surfaces where the work is being performed before and after completing the work.
- To ensure the work on equipment is performed and completed safely, natural gas services may need to temporarily shut off for a short period (approximately 4 to 8 hours) while new service lines are being installed in homes.
This work will be performed by Danella Construction, a qualified PECO contractor. If you have any questions, please contact Bill Sorenson of Danella Construction at firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-401-0669.
All other questions about this work should be directed to 610-832-6420 or emailed to GasWorkInquiries@exeloncorp.com.