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In and around the Village of Martin's Additions:
Washington Gas Project underway on Quincy & Oxford Streets: Washington Gas (WGL) will
begin installing a new gas line on Quincy and Oxford Streets, starting on
Monday February 3, 2014. The new line will be placed down the middle of the
street alongside the existing main. There will not be any disruption in your
gas supply during this part of the project. The Quincy and Oxford Street gas mains were laid in 1925—almost 90 years
ago—and it is time that they get replaced! Additionally, a new gas line will
allow for higher pressure to be provided to residents, much like an electrical
“heavy up”. Higher pressure gas allows for additional service capacity such as
the installation of generators and appliances in the home.
Progression of Pipe Placement:
WGL plans to excavate and bury 400’ of 4” plastic pipe for the main, per day,
down the middle of the street. That will
be the first step. They will cut a trench, lay the pipe, backfill and place
cold asphalt patch on top pf the trench.
There will not be any steel plates laid on the street. Placement of No
Parking signs will give you an indication of the expected progress each day.
They anticipate that the work will be done in the following progression: 103 to 118 Quincy Street gas line placement: to begin Monday, February 3, weather
permitting; 121 to 163 Quincy Street: continued placement; 209-202 Oxford Street: continued placement. Anticipated
completion of gas main placement—Thursday February 6.
House Gas Line Connections and
Meters: Once the new gas line has been placed in the street, the next step will
be new house connections and some re-locations of the meters from inside the
homes to outside. Inside meters have to
be moved outside to bring the meters up to code. The new gas line will be
delivering high pressure gas and regulations require the meters to be outside
for proper venting. In some cases interior work such a wall removal, cabinet
removal and other alterations will be required to move your meter outside. WGL will do all of the carpentry, painting
and other interior construction work at no expense to the homeowner. Homeowners
will be contacted individually in such cases. Some lateral gas lines from the
main to the homes will also need to be replaced. Lateral line replacement will
be bored rather than trenched through your yard.
Gas shut off: A representative of NPL will contact each homeowner to discuss any gas shut off and pilot
re-light activities that needs to be
done for your home. In all cases a resident will have to be at home briefly in
order for the pilots to be re-lit—this is no different from the gas line work
that has been done on Cummings, Raymond and Melville.
Driveway Access: Homeowners
will have access to their driveways during the project: NPL will have a steel
plate on hand that they will place as needed to allow you access to your
driveway while the main is being placed in front of your home. People will have
access to their driveways, although providing that access will occasionally be
Parking and Traffic Restrictions on the
Street: The Village will assist with parking restrictions and “No Parking
notices” with times and dates on official VMS No Parking signs. These will be
used by WGL and “leap-frogged” down the street as they make progress. Through-traffic restrictions (Local traffic only) will be put in place by WGL
both at Brookville and Oxford and a flagger will assist with traffic controls.
The flagger will also be a good source of information if you need it.