Delays expected with gas line installation project

To continue delivering safe and reliable natural gas to approximately 2,400 customers across Brunswick, North Royalton and Hinckley Township, Columbia Gas of Ohio and its contractor, Infrasource, are set to construct a new natural gas pipeline and associated infrastructure.

The new system is necessary to ensure reliable service with the forthcoming retirement of an upstream supplier’s existing natural gas transmission line. If a new system is not in place when Columbia’s upstream supplier retires the existing transmission line, approximately 2,400 customers in the area may be impacted on colder temperature days.

Columbia will construct a new natural gas main line in the southbound lane of W. 130th between Marland Drive and Boston Road. Columbia will also construct associated facilities (off Marland and Crestview drives) with this pipeline to tie into an upstream supplier and Columbia’s existing pipelines.

Construction is anticipated to begin in late July, though contractor mobilization and utility markings will occur in advance of the start date. Work should last roughly four months.

In terms of impact on residents along the route:

• Columbia will install the new line entirely within the paved public right-of-way on Marland Drive, Crestview Drive and W. 130th Street.

• Columbia will have traffic control on hand to guide residents through active work zones. • Columbia has committed to paving all impacted roadways once work is complete.

Columbia understands the potential impacts and disruption with a project of this magnitude and thanks residents in advance for their patience and understanding, given the critical nature of the project. Columbia has also worked closely with Medina County, Brunswick and Hinckley Township municipal officials throughout the process.

For additional questions or concerns, please contact Ben Cutler, public affairs manager for Columbia Gas of Ohio, at 216-215-4103. ∞