Columbia Gas of Kentucky crews will purge a natural gas line that runs along New Circle Road on Saturday, February 16, as part of the company’s mandated work to relocate its pipeline for the Kentucky Department of Transportation’s road widening project.
Columbia Gas is required to install about 15,000 feet of pipe overall for the project, and crews currently are working between Georgetown Road and Boardwalk Avenue. While this work is required, the newly installed state-of-the-art pipe will enhance the safety and reliability of natural gas service for customers served by the major pipeline.
During the procedure on Saturday morning, nearby residents and motorists will see Columbia Gas and contract employees and may see emergency personnel on standby on New Circle Road near the Georgetown Road ramp. They also may hear the shrill of the natural gas and/or smell its rotten-egg odor during the safe but closely monitored, routine procedure that ensures that any residual natural gas is vented from the old line before it is retired.
Customers with questions or concerns — or who smell natural gas in their homes during the procedure — can call the Columbia Gas emergency line at 1-800-432-9515.