Washington Gas pre-construction work
Washington Gas’s contractor, Northern Pipeline (NPL), has delayed finalizing the completion of the in-street gas main relocation until March. NPL is currently finishing the connections of the new Columbia Pike gas main to the side street mains. This work is expected to be complete in the next two weeks, with pressure testing of the system to follow.
NPL will begin changing over gas service to the affected properties once the gas main pressure testing is complete. Property owners will be notified, in advance, prior to these service changeovers.
Contractor preparing to start utility undergrounding
Fort Myer Construction, the County’s contractor for utility undergrounding and street improvements between the Four Mile Run Bridge and South Jefferson Street, received its Notice to Proceed on Feb. 20. Crews are currently setting up work zone areas and staging equipment and materials for this project.
Signage will be in place to alert drivers of the ongoing construction, which may include lane detours, lane closures, turn restrictions, etc. Please stay alert when traveling through the work zones to ensure the safety of construction workers, pedestrians, cyclists and drivers.
Fort Myer will begin construction on the undergrounding phase first, moving in a west (South Jefferson Street) to east (Four Mile Run Bridge) direction. Updates will be ongoing through this email update and on the project page. Or, Click this RIA Blog Post Title above or this RIA Blog Post Source below to see the Columbia Pike Utility Undergrounding & Streetscape Improvements Project Page for the County Line to Four Mile Run.