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Posted on: May 3, 2021

Gas Line Replacement Project underway

Columbia Gas Project

Columbia Gas is upgrading gas lines in the Old Worthington area north of SR-161. Work is expected to continue through fall 2021. Once the main lines are replaced, Columbia Gas will complete the installation of individual service lines to each of the approximately 140 homes and businesses affected. All roads will be restored when the project is complete.

The work area includes:

  • High Street between SR-161 and North Street
  • North Street between Oxford Street and Hartford Street
  • a portion of Hartford Street south of North Street
  • East Stafford Avenue between Oxford Street and High Street
  • Oxford Street between SR-161 and North Street
  • northwest Village Green Drive (see map below)

Resident information packet and answers to frequently asked questions


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What will this mean for impacted residents?

  • Columbia Gas contractor, Northern Pipeline, will install new main lines first and then service lines up to each home or building.
  • Gas service will not be impacted until it is time to connect each property to the new gas system at their meter. For most impacted residents, gas service will be interrupted for approximately two to four hours. Residents will get advance notice of this service interruption.
  • Any surface that has to be disturbed will be repaired. This includes sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping. 
  • In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Columbia Gas is taking proactive steps to keep customers, employees, and contractor partners safe. If they need to enter your home or business to complete essential work, all employees and contractors are following these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to keep themselves and our customers safe:
    •  Assess their health daily.
    • Wear a face covering in accordance with state orders.
    • Maintain at least six feet of social distance during their work.
    • Use additional protective gear when needed.
    •  Clean work surfaces. 

Residents can contact Luka Papalko, external affairs specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio, with questions or concerns at 614-420-1376 or lpapalko@nisource.com.

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