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Kansas Gas Service will begin replacing natural gas distribution pipelines in the alleyways between Main and Walnut Streets, from 1st to 3rd Streets, in Hutchinson, Kansas, starting July 21, 2021. Work will occur Mondays through Fridays between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., with occasional work on Saturdays. Company officials anticipate the alleyways within the project areas to be closed to thru traffic.
Traffic control signs will be on-site to facilitate traffic flow, and motorists are requested to use caution while driving around the work zones. The project is expected to last for three to four weeks, weather permitting.
“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 construction areas.”
Customers directly affected by these projects will be notified by NPL Construction Company, 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 service restoration. If the customer is not present, a door hanger will be left with a number to call to request a service turn-on.
While COVID-19 safety precautions are in place, please allow appropriate social distance while our technicians are working, which may include temporarily relocating to another area in the home or business.
If digging is required on the customer’s premises, workers will restore the area to its original condition once the work is complete.
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