Concurrent with the street resurfacing efforts, Pensacola Energy continues work to replace approximately 46-miles of aging cast-iron natural gas distribution lines with modern and efficient medium-density polyethylene piping.
The benefits of the program include:
- Increased safety.
- Improved system reliability.
- Reduced maintenance costs.
- Increased system capacity.
Work in the South Palafox sector was completed last week. Next week will see work in the following sectors:
- Downtown West.
- South Palafox.
- Devillers Area.
- North Highlands Phase IV.
- Lakeview Phase III.
- Bayview Park.
Traffic impacts associated with the natural gas distribution work are few, if any. Crews are digging and boring in the city-owned right-of-way to install the new pipes. Pedestrians may encounter blocked sidewalks, but access to private properties are being maintained at all times.
Property owners are being notified by mail in advance of natural gas work beginning in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a street, construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door. At that time, it is important that vehicles parked on the street be removed so that work can begin. Cars left on the street will be subject to relocation.
More information on the natural gas distribution system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. For questions about street resurfacing, contact the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188.
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