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Posted on: July 2, 2019

PECO to Replace Existing Natural Gas Equipment

Road Closed

RADNOR, PA (July 2, 2019) - Every day, PECO provides safe, reliable, affordable and clean energy for our community. As part of their continued commitment, the existing natural gas equipment will be replaced to enhance service in Radnor neighborhoods. This includes installing new underground pipe, which is more durable, enhances safety and improves service reliability.

Beginning in early July 2019, PECO will install new underground pipe in and around the intersection of Conestoga Road from S. Aberdeen Road to Parks Run Lane. Additionally, residents will need to provide access to natural gas appliances or equipment in their homes so the work can be performed. At this time, work to relocate any indoor natural gas meters to the exterior of customer homes will also be completed. 

  • This project work may occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on residential properties. 
  • PECO anticipates the natural gas main and service line installation portion of this project will be completed in 12 weeks.
  • To ensure community safety and the safety of the work crews, natural gas service may be shut off for a short period – approximately 4 to 8 hours – while PECO installs the new service line to residences. 
  • A GAP Representative will be in touch with current natural gas customers to schedule service transfers.
  • Any areas impacted on residential properties will be repaired, the streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition.

This work will be performed by General Asphalt Paving Co. of Philadelphia, a qualified PECO contractor. A representative from General Asphalt Paving will contact those current natural gas customers impacted by the project to arrange a convenient time for this work. The project specifications are outlined below:

  • Replacement of approximately 2700’ feet of 12” CI main with new 12” steel main. The existing mains and services have been in the ground for many decades and need to be upgraded.
  • Renewing/ transferring 24 gas services from the old main to the new main after the new main is installed; each customer will be contacted individually to schedule work on their property (any meter work and to relight appliances after reconnecting).
  • The work is being performed under a current PADot permit, for the entire project, performing test holes to determine the ground materials (primarily rock) beneath the roadway in order to determine the types of equipment required to perform excavations.
  • Currently awaiting final approvals from PaDot for a road closure detour (see below). This detour permit will positively impact the project as work will be more efficient in the work zone.
  • Roadway signage regarding the detours has been approved by PaDot and has already been placed in advance of the closure. 
  • The project should take anywhere from 4–6 months to complete depending on the soil conditions and customers cooperation (service appointments for example).
  • Restoration to residential properties will begin in the month following the completion of work to install the new natural gas equipment.
  • Work to repair and repave area roadways will begin within 45 days following the completion of the natural gas main and service line installation work, weather permitting.

Conestoga Road revised detour per PaDat 2019-06_detour01

Regarding the Detour:
The detour will only be in effect from 9am – 5 pm Monday thru Friday during the project dates. There will be no traffic allowed on this section of Conestoga Road as the roadway will be closed to traffic to allow for excavations utilizing large equipment including the hauling materials and installing gas mains and services. At the end of each workday day (3 pm) the roadway will be re-opened to traffic. The trenches opened daily will be permanently backfilled and topped with hot mix blacktop (state requirement); there will be roadway plates covering any openings (they will be tacked and pinned).

We will work to minimize the impact this project will have on our community and thank you in advance for your cooperation. If you have any other questions about this work please call 610-832-6420 or email Additionally, at any time please, call Radnor Township Department of Public Works at 610.688.5600. Interested residents who are not currently using natural gas and are interested in learning more about the conversion process, please call 866-685-5665.

ABOUT PUBLIC WORKS: The mission of the Public Works Department is to enhance the quality of life in the Township by doing the following: maintaining the Township's roads, storm and sanitary sewers, parks and other infrastructure, enhancing public health through the collection and disposal of household solid wastes, promoting environmentally sound living by collecting leaves and recyclable materials, maximizing operations by maintaining the Township's fleet of vehicles and equipment. Visit Radnor Township at: Like us on Facebook: Follow us on Twitter: Follow us on Instagram:

For more information, Press Only:

Molly Gallagher
Press Information Officer
610.688.5600 x 197

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