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A worker unwraps a new pipe before fusing it to another high-density polyethylene pipe in downtown Greeley. (Trevor Reid/[email protected])
Atmos Energy will begin pipe replacement projects in Greeley and Evans on Monday, starting with a section of 4th Street in Greeley.
Atmos is asking residents who normally travel on 4th Street between 25th and 35th Avenues to be aware of lane closures Monday through May. Two additional phases of the project are planned later this year, including the 25th Street to 28th Street area from 17th to 23rd Avenues from May 27th to November and the 35th Street to 40th Street area from Trinidad to Golden Streets from May 3rd. June to July.
According to a press release announcing the project, the company's pipe replacement is expected to increase the safety and reliability of the natural gas system while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“With the vision of being the safest provider of natural gas services, we are modernizing our natural gas delivery system while reducing our carbon footprint,” said Kurtis Paradisa, public affairs manager at Atmos.
Atmos estimates that 800 customers will receive new natural gas service lines upon completion of these projects.
Paradisa said the company is working closely with city officials and local fire departments to minimize any disruption that may accompany the upgrades. According to the press release, Atmos employees also inform customers before work begins with door signs and construction signs.
“Replacing pipelines reduces leaks and methane emissions,” Paradisa said.
For more information, including a map of the projects, visit www.atmosenergy.com/colorado or call (888) 286-6700.
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