PECO is modernizing all the gas lines everywhere in the state and they started Narberth in 2016. The gas line replacement is a three-step process: they replace the line in the street; then they replace the lines going to each building; then they come back at the end and re-pave the street. (They have to re-pave the half of the street they affected. The Borough is paying to pave the other half.) The South side was finished in 2017. The North side is bigger and will take a few years.
Utility Line Services is replacing the PECO gas lines throughout the Borough. The main project outlines are at https://www.narberthpa.gov/…/project-…/ongoing-construction/.
Here is the May 11 update on the project:
The main crew laying on Hampden Ave from Haverford Ave through the dead end North of Woodbine Ave have completed their install and gas on procedure and have progressed to Woodbine from Hampden to Montgomery Ave. Early next week they will be crossing Montgomery Ave at the intersection of Montgomery and Woodbine and getting gas on this section of main. From there they will continue their installation on Woodbine Ave from Hampden to Essex Ave.
The main crew laying on the Essex Ave job have installed from the end of Wynnedale Circle through the intersections of Price and Essex and will continue laying down Essex toward Haverford Ave.
I added another main crew to lay the offshoot sections of this main on the streets listed below yesterday, to expedite getting gas on this project.
The week of May 21st I would expect to have a main crew moving onto Iona Ave starting at Lantwyn Lane progressing to Woodbine Ave then tying the main into both ends. Then they will move to the other side of Woodbine laying on Iona toward Montgomery Ave stopping short of Montgomery where the existing cast iron main ends.
I currently have service crews transferring the services on Hampden Ave from Haverford Ave to the dead end North of Woodbine. It is expected that we would have these services complete by the end of this week. The crews will be moving back to Lower Merion to work the services on a job we just the gas on, and should return either Friday of next week or early the following to Woodbine Ave between Hampden and Montgomery pending the gas on procedure.
The low pressure mains on Sabine Ave between Essex and Narberth, as well as Price Ave between Essex and Narberth have been retired.
This is the latest project schedule spreadsheet (as of 5/11/18)
News compiled by Ed Ridgway, NBA president, and marketing consultant at Main Line PR