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City of Westlake, Ohio
Friday September 2nd, 2022 :: 01:20 p.m. EDT


Crews will begin installing 1,350 ft of new pipe serving residents on Dover Center Rd between Westown Blvd & Center Ridge after Labor Day

Columbia Gas crews will be installing roughly 1,350 feet of new pipe serving 22 residences/properties on Dover Center Road between Westown Blvd. and Center Ridge Road.

This is what is commonly called a "betterment" project, aimed at strengthening the natural gas system in the area, specifically helping to ensure residents continue to receive reliable natural gas on the coldest of winter days to those living in the Dunford neighborhood just south of the project area. (see a map attached in this message)

In terms of timing, preconstruction camera work is already underway. During this phase, residents may notice markers and flags cropping up in yards. Those are to mark the locations of underground facilities. Crews kindly ask that everyone keep the markers/flags in place until our work is complete. Installation of the new mainline should then begin after Labor Day. Once the mainline is in and put into service, we'll follow-up with service line replacements for individual homes. These take about 2-4 hours per property and include a brief service disconnection. Indoor meters will be relocated outside as well. Crews will reach out to schedule an appointment with each property owner for the shutoff, relight and meter relocation (if necessary). 

As for restoration, crews will temporarily restore all property to ensure safety and accessibility and then follow-up with the permanent grade restoration as the project nears completion. As for traffic, please expect some congestion in our work zones, but flaggers will be on-hand to get all motorists through safely. Further, crews will not block residents in their driveways. 
Read more details and updates about the Dunford Betterment Project at on the "Utility Construction" page under the "Current Construction Projects" category.

City of Westlake, Ohio
27700 Hilliard Blvd
Westlake, OH 44145

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Non-emergencies: 440-871-3311

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