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Dominion Plans Ravenna Project

May 10, 2017

Ravenna Record-Courier. Dominion East Ohio plans to invest $700,000 to replace 5,616 feet of bare steel pipeline with corrosion-resistant plastic piping in two late spring/summer Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement projects in Ravenna. The projects are part of Dominion East Ohio’s overall PIR program, launched in mid-2008. The $4 billion, 25-year PIR project will involve the eventual replacement of more than 5,500 miles of the company’s 22,000-mile pipeline system.

The gas company met Monday with residents to discuss the projects.

One project will involve replacing 4,016 feet of bare steel pipe, originally installed in 1939, with plastic line along Riddle Avenue between South Walnut and Lawrence Streets, and along Myrtle Street between Bennett Ave and Maple Lane. This work is scheduled to begin the first week of June, and scheduled to be completed by the end of July, weather permitting.

The second project will replace 1,600 feet of bare steel pipe, originally installed in 1950 and 1952, with plastic line. The work area will include Bacon Lane, South Prospect Street and East Harris Avenue. Dominion, its pipeline contractor and the city, are still working to finalizing the construction scheduling for this project.

During construction of these two PIR projects, the company or its contractors will need to turn off natural gas service to 76 customers for a short time, generally one to three hours, for replacing service lines. The service lines connect the Dominion main line to the customer’s home or business. As part of PIR, Dominion will assume responsibility for the service line, which formerly had been a customer responsibility.

The company will attempt to notify affected customers 24 to 48 hours prior to this to arrange access. The company may need to perform additional work at customers’ homes or businesses, at no charge, including inspecting and testing any interior service lines, verifying the reading on an inside mete, replacing the service line, which delivers natural gas from the main line to the gas meter and changing the gas meter.

Dominion East Ohio personnel, or a contractor working for the gas company, will relight customer appliances once work is complete. If a problem is discovered with any of the house lines, which run from the gas meter to the natural gas appliances, it is the responsibility of the property owner to have the repairs made.

Once the work is complete, restoration will begin as soon as weather permits, including sidewalks, driveways and approaches. Typical yard restoration is limited to grading and seeding.

Dominion will post informational signs in the area where work is being performed. Further details will be available online at www.dom.com, keyword: Pipeline Replacement, and by calling Dominion, toll-free, at 1-800-362-7557, between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Mondays through Fridays. Customer also may send questions by e-mail to Dominion’s Ohio Construction Support Department at OhioConstructionSupport@dom.com.

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