Southern Connecticut Gas Begins Cast Iron Main Replacement Project in Westport

The project aims to replace 11,000 feet of cast iron main along Beachside Ave.

Orange, CT— September 12, 2022 – As part of its commitment to provide safe and reliable service to all customers, Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) today announced it will replace cast iron underground facilities on Beachside Avenue in Westport with 8” high pressure gas main beginning the week of September 12, 2022. 

This gas main replacement, totaling approximately 11,000 linear feet, will help provide further efficiency and resiliency to the natural gas system while helping to meet the community’s growing energy demands. Additionally, SCG will work closely with residents to ensure all improvements are performed safely and with minimal noise disruption, including nearby students and faculty at Green Farms Academy and residents who rely on the road for travel and pleasure. 

Please be advised that work will begin during the week of September 12, 2022 and will continue until the project is finished. SCG anticipates installing the new gas main by December of 2022, with service to the newly installed 8” gas main estimated to begin during January of 2023 – weather permitting. The work will take place in the morning and afternoon hours, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please note that as the contractor begins working closer to the Green Farms Academy, off of Beachside Ave, it will adjust its work hours to 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to avoid further traffic impacts associated with school drop-off and pick-up. 

Proper signage will be posted, as traffic will be impacted in the work area on Beachside Avenue between Beachside Commons and Sasco Creek Road going towards the neighboring town of Fairfield. 

SCG has obtained the required municipal approvals and authorization to complete the work. Construction in your area may impact local traffic. Residents and drivers are encouraged to exercise caution through the work zones. Also, remember that SCG will:

  • Complete the work in a safe and effective manner,
  • Attempt to keep any inconvenience to a minimum,
  • Be responsible for permanent restoration of any property that is disturbed by construction as soon as practical upon completion of work.

Any questions regarding the scope of this work may be directed to SCG Public Outreach (888.848.3697) for more information during regular business hours.

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 About SCG: The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1847, SCG operates approximately 2,500 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines, serving approximately 206,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. For more information, visit soconngas.com

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit avangrid.com.   



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