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System Improvement: Pipeline Replacement Project

Alagasco is currently in the process of replacing pipelines in certain areas of the natural gas system.

This replacement project will be ongoing, and we would like to keep our customers informed of our progress along the way.

While we strive to keep inconvenience as minimal as possible, digging up dirt is well - dirty sometimes. Alagasco is coordinating all contractor efforts to ensure this project is minimally invasive on you, your family and neighborhood.

  Projects will be added on an ongoing basis, check this page often for updates.  

Below is a list of current projects:

      

  (Click project name to see map of project area)

        

CityProject NameStartFinishContractors
MontgomerySouth Court Street Phase 2July 2016December 2016Speegle
ClantonLay Dam Road ReplacementAugust 2016December 2016SEC
HomewoodValley Avenue Phase 1August 2016December 2016Miller
HomewoodValley Avenue Phase 2August 2016December 2016Miller
HomewoodValley Avenue Phase 3August 2016December 2016Miller
HomewoodValley Avenue Phase 4August 2016December 2016Miller
MontgomeryHighland Park Phase 1October 2016December 2016SEC
MontgomeryHighland Park Phase 2October 2016December 2016Rast & SEC
MontgomeryHighland Park Phase 3October 2016December 2016Rast & SEC
HomewoodForrest Drive Phase 2October 2016December 2016SEC
BirminghamElyton Village Phase 1October 2016January 2017Miller
BirminghamElyton Village Phase 2October 2016January 2017Miller
BirminghamElyton Village Phase 3October 2016January 2017Miller
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 1October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 2October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 3October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 4October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 5October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 6October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 7October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 8October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 9October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 10October 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamHighway 79 Phase 11October 2016February 2017SEC
Birmingham11th Court Phase 1October 2016January 2017Rast
Birmingham11th Court Phase 2October 2016January 2017Rast
Birmingham11th Court Phase 3October 2016January 2017Rast
Hueytown19th Street N Phase 1December 2016February 2017Speegle
Hueytown19th Street N Phase 2October 2016December 2016Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 1October 2016January 2017Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 2October 2016January 2017Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 3November 2016January 2017Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 4November 2016March 2017Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 5December 2016March 2017Speegle
SelmaAlabama Avenue Phase 6January 2017March 2017Speegle
SelmaWater Avenue Phase 1February 2017April 2017Speegle
SelmaWater Avenue Phase 2January 2017April 2017Speegle
SelmaWater Avenue Phase 3January 2017April 2017Speegle
BessemerWOC17014 Muphy's Lane Phase 7October 2016February 2017Miller
BirminghamWOC17023 40th Place Phase 1November 2016February 2017Rast
BirminghamWOC17024 40th Place Phase 2November 2016February 2017Rast
BirminghamWOC17025 40th Place Phase 3November 2016February 2017Rast
Mountain BrookMET17032 Lake DriveNovember 2016January 2017Miller
Mountain BrookMET17033 Peachtreet & MontcrestNovember 2016January 2017Miller
HueytownWOC17020 Hueytown Baptist ChurchNovember 2016February 2017Southern Directional
JasperWest Jasper Elementary Phase 1November 2016January 2017SEC
JasperWest Jasper Elementary Phase 2December 2016February 2017SEC
Birmingham18th Street Phase 1December 2016February 2017Miller
Birmingham18th Street Phase 2January 2017March 2017Miller
BirminghamAvenue J Phase 1December 2016February 2017SEC
BirminghamAvenue J Phase 2January 2017March 2017SEC
BirminghamSt. Joseph's Phase 6November 2016January 2017SEC
HueytownHueytown Park and RecDecember 2016March 2017Speegle
BirminghamPearson Avenue Phase 1December 2016February 2017Miller
BirminghamPearson Avenue Phase 2January 2017March 2017Miller
BirminghamPearson Avenue Phase 3March 2017May 2017Miller
Birmingham18th Street Phase 1December 2016February 2017Miller
Birmingham18th Street Phase 2December 2016March 2017Miller
BirminghamAvenue J Phase 1December 2016March 2017SEC
BirminghamAvenue J Phase 2December 2016February 2017SEC
Fairfield40th Place Phase 1November 2016January 2017Rast
Fairfield40th Place Phase 2November 2016February 2017Rast
Fairfield40th Place Phase 3December 2016February 2017Rast

 

Here is a step-by-step of what will be done:

           
1.

Street Pipeline Replacement: The pipeline running alongside and sometimes under the streets will be replaced. A technique called boring will be used, where possible, to prevent driveways and roads from being damaged. Boring uses a drill to create a pathway for the pipe, so the pipe can then be slid into place.

2.

Service Pipeline Replacement: Service pipelines run from the street pipeline to individual residences. Service pipelines will be replaced once the new street pipeline is installed.

3.

Original Pipeline/New Pipeline Conversion: When the new street pipeline and new service pipelines are in place, Alagasco will then redirect gas flow from the original pipeline to the new pipelines. When this process occurs, the gas meter connected to the piping in your home will be disconnected from the original pipeline and connected to the new pipeline. Because of the swap over, gas to your home will be turned off. To restore service to your home, Alagasco technicians will need to gain access to your home to relight all pilot lights and check each appliance for safe operation. We will coordinate this with you in advance of the conversion process.

4.

Yard Restoration: Once the construction is completed, it is our goal to restore your yard, common areas and neighborhood back to the way it was. We use a quality landscaping contractor to ensure this occurs.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Monday – Friday. With most projects, the work is conducted during the day. In areas that have high traffic and customer flow, work will be conducted 6 p.m. until 2 a.m.
Alagasco anticipates the projects to be completed according to the schedule above. This is highly dependent on community events and inclement weather.
The equipment used to conduct the pipeline installation can make noise. Crews strive to limit heavy equipment movement after midnight to reduce this noise. Also, as the new lines are installed, Alagasco will need to change each meter over from the original pipeline to the new pipeline. This requires a temporary disconnection of gas service for each meter, but Alagasco will reconnect the meter as soon as possible to minimize interference in the customer’s normal routine. Alagasco will coordinate this changeover with each customer to meet their schedules.
We will install new pipeline along the street and also to each meter. When these new lines have been installed and tested, gas will be connected to the new lines. Once the new lines have been tested and placed into service, an Alagasco Representative will make the change-over from the original system to the new system. Your service will only be temporarily off while our mechanic does this work. Once all the homes have been switched over to the new system, then the original system can be retired.
We routinely evaluate and improve our facilities to keep gas flowing properly and without unexpected interruption. This is an ongoing process to maintain reliable gas service to our customers.
It is important to complete the work on schedule. Only temporary delays can and have been done to accommodate community events and inclement weather.
Yes. When new lines are installed, the meter at each home will need to be moved from the original lines to the new lines. This will require a temporary interruption in your service, and reconnection will be scheduled to create as little inconvenience as possible.
Yes. When the meter is moved from the original line to the new line, each meter will be turned off. As meters are moved over to the new line and turned back on, Alagasco will need access to each gas appliance in your home to relight and check for proper operation.

If you have questions about the system improvement in your neighborhood, please call 1-800-292-4010.