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Gas Main Replacement To Start In Fairfield's Beach Neighborhoods

Reef Road in Fairfield.
Reef Road in Fairfield. Photo Credit: Google Maps

Some of Fairfield County’s beach neighborhoods are getting a gas main replacement for the first time in more than seven decades.

The Southern Connecticut Gas Company has issued an alert in Fairfield of its upcoming plans to upgrade the existing natural gas mains in the beach neighborhood. The project began on Monday, June 11 and it should be completed next spring.

Officials noted that the existing mains in the area are typically more than 70 years old, are low pressure, and are cast iron pipes, which can be brittle. The Southern Connecticut Gas Company will be replacing the antiquated pipes with higher pressure, smaller diameter PVC pipes. This is the current industry standard and according to Southern Connecticut Gas Company officials, which will improve performance and reliability.

The work will require excavations in the town road for the main gas line and for the individual home services. The Fairfield Public Works Department will be overseeing the excavation along with the temporary and permanent pavement restoration work. The Fairfield Police Department will be overseeing traffic control during all of the construction work.

Work was scheduled to begin this week on Reef Road. The work on several roadways is expected to continue throughout 2018 and in some cases is expected to last until the spring of next year.

Among the streets to be impacted during the gas main replacement project:

  • Carlton Street;
  • Catherine Terrace;
  • Charles Street;
  • Cummings Avenue;
  • Dwight Street;
  • Eastlawn Street;
  • Forest Avenue;
  • Fox Street;
  • Hollis Street;
  • Howard Street;
  • Jarvis Court;
  • Lind Street;
  • Longdean Road;
  • Mellow Street;
  • Millard Street;
  • Mona Terrace;
  • Outfield Drive;
  • Paulding Street between Millard Street and Dwight Street;
  • Pratt Street;
  • Quincy Street, between Reef Road and Rowland Road;
  • Reef Court;
  • Reef Road, between Oldfield Road to Richard White Way;
  • Sandy Way;
  • Smith Street;
  • Sullivan Place;
  • Veres Street;
  • Whetstone Hill Court.

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