Kansas Gas Service to upgrade natural gas pipeline in downtown


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Kansas Gas Service will be starting a series of construction improvement projects to replace natural gas distribution pipelines in Wichita’s downtown. 

Project areas and estimated construction dates include:

  • William and Emporia – (underway – May)
  • 2nd and Hydraulic (June – August)
  • Century II (June – November)
  • Alley East of Ida – 131 S. Laura to Waterman (July – August)
  • Alley West of Hydraulic – Waterman to Kellogg (August – October)
  • Alley East of Emporia – Waterman to Dewey (October – November)

Construction dates may vary based on weather,.

Work will take place Mondays through Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional work on Saturdays.

Company officials anticipate interruptions in traffic within the work areas and temporary lane closures possible during working hours.

“This project is a part of our regularly scheduled maintenance plan designed to benefit our customers by allowing Kansas Gas Service to continue providing reliable natural gas service,” said Dawn Tripp, manager of public relations for Kansas Gas Service. “We’ll make every effort to work as safely and quickly as possible to minimize the impact to customers and those traveling in the downtown area.”

Customers directly affected by these projects will be notified by NPL, the contractor assisting Kansas Gas Service, or by a door hanger left at their home or business. The contractors performing the work will carry photo identification badges that identify them as working on behalf of Kansas Gas Service.

Some construction projects may require natural gas service to be turned off for a minimal amount of time. Upon completion of the work, a technician will need to enter the customer’s home or business to complete the restoration of service. If the customer is not present, a door hanger will be left with a number to call to request a service turn-on.

If digging is required on the customer’s premises, workers will restore the area to its original condition once work is complete.

For more visit KansasGasService.com.

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