Atlanta Gas Light Company's Pipe Renewal Program Gets Underway in Buckhead Eligible customers to receive about $26
April 10, 2000
Atlanta Gas Light Company (AGLC) will begin replacing its 12 inch main gas pipeline which feeds the Buckhead area of Atlanta later this week.
The work will get underway on Peachtree Road at the intersection of Peachtree Battle Avenue and will continue north on Peachtree to the intersection of East and West Paces Ferry Road and Roswell Road. The hours of work have been scheduled during non-peak travel time, Sunday through Thursday, 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.
AGLC has hired off-duty Atlanta Police officers to assist with traffic management in the area. Two lanes of traffic will be closed, only in the area where crews are working, during the yearlong project. All traffic lanes will be open during non-work times; metal plates will cover the area. April 2001 is the anticipated completion date.
AGLC's pipeline renewal program will replace more than 2300 miles of AGLC's old pipes throughout Georgia over a 10-year period at a cost of approximately $370 million. The company is presently in its second year of the program and is currently ahead of schedule. The schedule called for the replacement of 230 miles of pipe per year. However, 299 miles of pipe was replaced in the first year of the program and 230 miles or more of pipe will be replaced this fiscal year.
"When this project is completed, our customers will have one of the newest, safest gas distribution systems in the nation," said AGLC President and COO Paula Rosput