Willow Grove to receive natural gas improvements, roadways and sidewalks may be affected

PECO will be upgrading and installing new equipment in the area of Abbeyview Avenue, between Nash Avenue & Division Avenue in the Willow Grove section of Upper Moreland Township, beginning Monday, February 26

The work is intended to enhance the local natural gas infrastructure by replacing the existing natural gas equipment to enhance service and will be completed Mondays through Fridays from 7:00am to 3:00pm.

The project is expected to be completed in May and may occur in roadways as well as on sidewalks and potentially on your property, township officials said. 

From the township’s announcement:      

PECO will also work closely with local officials to minimize the impact on traffic and pedestrians whenever possible. Any areas impacted on your property will be repaired, the streets will be repaved, and all areas will be restored to their original condition.    

This work will be performed by Riggs Distler, a qualified PECO contractor. If you have any questions or to schedule an appointment, please contact Steve Resh of Riggs Distler at 609-519-9794.  If you are not the owner of the building, please forward this written notice to the owner of the building.

Most of the work will be performed outdoors, but to safely connect your property to the new natural gas main, PECO or a PECO contractor will need to turn off natural gas service and then enter your property to relight your appliances after the connection. PECO will need access to the natural gas appliances or equipment in your home so they can perform this work and later that day to restore service and relight any appliances. At this time, PECO will also be relocating any indoor natural gas meters to the exterior of the building to a location that is above-ground and is as close as practical to the existing indoor location.

This relocation work is necessary for the safety of our employees, contractors, customers, and communities and is mandated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. 

Prior to work beginning, customers should mark any customer owned facilities present on the property. Examples of customer owned facilities include, but are not limited to, water services, sewer laterals, septic tanks, underground cable, drainage pipe, security lines, private lighting, dog fences, and sprinkler systems.

Maintaining Safety:

  • For the safety of crews, customers, and communities, all crews and contractors will be practicing social distancing, and ask that all customers do the same.
  • PECO crews and contractors will be following safety protocols, including wearing additional protective equipment.
  • To ensure a safe environment when indoors, employee and contractor crews will wipe down all surfaces where the work is being performed before and after completing the work.

If you have any other questions about this work and/or would like to provide any supplemental information, please call PECO Work Inquiries (610) 832-6420 or email GasWorkInquiries@exeloncorp.com.

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