Our latest project with UGI Corporation, a natural gas and electric power distribution company, involved tying together two main gas line systems on Spangler Mill Road in Camp Hill, Pennsylvania. This work was needed to help increase gas pressure to a nearby warehouse and new housing development with 400 homes, which is most beneficial to the properties in the winter months when gas is used more often. However, these gas line systems crossed over part of Yellow Breeches Creek, a popular trout fishing spot for locals.
In order to uphold the integrity of the creek, our Utilities crew followed an open cut method to install roughly 3,300 feet of eight-inch plastic gas main. This method involved excavating down to and exposing the existing pipe to replace it with the new main, and then backfilling the area. Our crew had to open cut over half of the stream, working on one side of the road and then moving barriers to the other side to complete the pipe installation. With two crews, we were able to complete all of the work on schedule without harming the creek. We finished the installation and asphalt restoration on Spangler Mill Road in December 2020.