Columbia Gas contractor to begin relocation project in Tiffin
Tiffin, Ohio — Columbia Gas has sent a letter to Tiffin residents, notifying them of a relocation project that is set to begin in the city.
According to the letter, the project is being carried out by the company’s contractor, Miller Pipeline, and will involve the installation of approximately 600 feet of new pipe to serve four residences on sections of Schonhardt Street, as well as small pockets of work near Charlotte/2nd and Circular/Rebecca. The purpose of the project is to alleviate conflict with a planned city improvement project.
The letter provides details on the project sequencing, noting that preconstruction work is largely complete, with markers and flags having been placed in yards to mark the locations of underground facilities. Residents are asked to keep these markers in place until the work is finished.
The installation of the new mainline is scheduled to begin the week of May 8. Once the mainline is installed and put into service, crews will follow up with service line replacements for individual homes. These replacements typically take two to four hours per property and include a brief service disconnection, generally lasting an hour or two. Indoor meters will also be relocated outside. Miller personnel will reach out to schedule appointments with each property owner for the disconnect, relight, and meter relocation if necessary.
Regarding restoration, the letter explains that crews will temporarily restore all property to ensure safety and accessibility and then follow up with permanent restoration as the project nears completion. It is noted that restoration may occur jointly with the city roadway project.
The letter also advises residents to expect some congestion in the work zones, but reassures them that flaggers will be on hand to ensure safe passage for motorists. It is emphasized that crews will not block residents in their driveways.
The letter concludes with thanks for residents’ patience and understanding, and an invitation to contact Benjamin Cutler, Columbia Gas’s Public Affairs Specialist, by calling or texting (216) 215-4103 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, with any questions, concerns, or special circumstances that need to be taken into account.