by HOLLY SCHOENSTEIN | REPORTER
Stow — The gas pipeline replacement project on Lillian Road is scheduled to be completed by Friday [Nov. 9] evening.
According to Dominion East Ohio spokesman Neil Durbin, the work, which is being done on the north side of Lillian Road between Darrow Road and Waxwing Trail, began the week of Oct. 29. It involves replacing 1,100 feet of bare steel pipeline with plastic line.
“The project originated as an emergency repair, but the company later decided to replace the entire section of line as part of its ongoing Pipeline Infrastructure Replacement (PIR) program,” Durbin writes in a press release.
The PIR program will replace 4,100 miles, or about 20 percent, of Dominion’s 21,000-mile pipeline system over 25 years, which will increase safety and reliability.
Traffic is being directed at the site.
Gas was turned off this morning and remains off for some residents on Lillian Road. According to a worker affiliated with the project, gas is expected be turned on sometime this evening.
When the work is complete, workers are expected to knock on some residents’ doors and ask to enter their homes so that they may relight pilot lots for furnaces, water heaters and other gas appliances.
Durbin says residents can verify the identity of workers by inspecting their photo identification, which each employee is required to have.
Residents who are not at home when workers arrive can call the phone number on the notice left on their doors to schedule an appointment to have their pilot lights relit.
“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 by a qualified plumber or contractor,” Durbin writes in the release.
As soon as weather permits, restoration work will begin to repair sidewalks, driveways and approaches. Grading and seeding are included in typical yard restoration.
For more information about the PIR program, go to www.dom.com and enter “Pipeline Replacement” as the keyword, or call 800-544-5768 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. Customers also may send questions via e-mail to Dominion’s Ohio Construction Support Department at OhioConstructionSupport@dom.com.
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