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Natural Gas Service Replacement in Saratoga

 

November 3, 2022



Black Hills Energy is announcing the replacement of approximately 30 residential natural gas services and lines on Hickory Street in Saratoga. The project will begin in early November, with completion estimated by the end of December. The Hickory Street Loop is the continuation of natural gas system work that began in 2021. During this phase, Black Hills Energy will be working in the alleyway to install new polyethylene natural gas service lines and meters.

Black Hills Energy anticipates brief outages as the switch is made from the old service to the new service, we will be providing scheduling information to affected customers and coordinating with them to minimize inconveniences related to this phase of the project.

The purpose of this project is to replace aging steel pipelines with new polyethylene pipe and install new natural gas meters. The work is necessary to maintain safety and reliability standards.

The company has contracted with NPL, construction crews will be restoring the travel surfaces in the alleyway as the project progresses. Drivers should exercise caution and reduce vehicle speed in the construction areas to maximize the safety of workers and pedestrians, as well as themselves.

 

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