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4/12/2019 - Update on Southern Connecticut Gas Main Replacement Program – Beach Area

April 12, 2019 - Update on Southern Connecticut Gas Main Replacement Program – Beach Area

The Town’s Department of Public Works has the following update on the SCG Main Replacement Program in the Beach Area.

The Gas Main replacement on Reef Road from Richard White Way to Oldfield Road is complete. Connections of individual natural gas house services is ongoing. The final pavement restoration is to follow in the spring of 2019.

When construction is in front of your home, the contractor will make accommodations to allow you to exit your driveway. If you make the contractor (Burns) aware of your schedule as the construction is approaching, the contractor can make the necessary adjustments.

The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) has informed the Town of Fairfield of its plans to upgrade the existing natural gas mains in the beach neighborhood. The existing mains in this area are generally over 70 years old, low pressure, and cast iron pipes (which tend to be somewhat brittle). SCG is replacing these lines with higher pressure, smaller diameter PVC pipe. This is the current industry standard, and according to SCG this will improve performance and reliability.

This work will require excavations in the Town road for the main gas line and for the individual home services. The Fairfield Public Works Department (203) 256-3010 will be overseeing this excavation, and also the temporary and permanent pavement restoration work. The Fairfield Police Department will be overseeing traffic control during all of the construction work.

Main line installation is completed with temporary paving. See chart below, for work flow.

The work on these roads is expected to continue into Spring 2019, and in some cases the final paving will be performed in May of 2019. As SCG provides a time schedule when the specific roads are to be under construction, the Town will be posting that information. Please note SCG has tentative plans for another project in 2019 for similar work in the beach area. A list of those roads is posted below.

Repaving Streets for Gas Main Installation
Spring 2019
Main Gas Line House Services
STREET Working Installed Temp. Paving Status Working Installed Temp. Paving Status Final Paving (estimated May 2019)
Ann Street X X X X
Beach Road (Fern to Puritan) X X X
Blaine Street X X X
X
Carlton Street X X X
Catherine Street X X X
X
Catherine Terrace X X X X
Charles Street X X X X X X
Crescent Street X X X
X
Cummings Avenue X X X X
Dwight Street X X X X
Eastlawn Street X X X X
Edward Street (Rowland to Lalley) X X X X
Fairfield Beach Road (Lalley - Penfield) X            
Forest Avenue X X X X
Fox Street X X X X
Gould Ave X X X
Hollis Street X X X X
Howard Street X X X
Hurd Street X X X
X
Jarvis Court X X X
Lalley Boulevard X X X X
Lind Street X X X X
Longdean Road X X X X
Mellow Street X X X
Millard Street X X X X
Mona Terrace X X X X
Narrow Street X X X
Oldfield Drive X X X X
Paulding Street (Millard to Dwight) X X X
X
Pratt Street X X X X X X
Puritan Road X X X
Quincy Street (Reef to Rowland, 2 sections) X X X X X X
Reef Court X X X X
Reef Road (Oldfield to Richard White Way) X X X X X X X
Sandy Way X X X X
Smith Street X X X X
Sommerville Street X X X X
Sullivan Place X X X
Veres Street X X X X X X
Whetsone Hill Court X X X X X

X

X = Completed phase, X = Working phase

 

Repaving Streets for Gas Main Installation
PHASE
II
Main Gas Line House Services
STREET Working Installed Temp. Paving Status Working Installed Temp. Paving Status Final Paving
Beach Road  

Birch Road  

Carlynn Drive  

Colonial Drive  

Edward Street  

Eunice Avenue  

Fairfield Beach Road  




Judson Road  

Mariners Way  


Myren Street  

Norcliff Lane  

 
Penfield Road  

Pilgrim Lane          
Puritan Road  

 
Rhoda Avenue  

 
Sunnie Holme Drive  

Hollis Street