Concurrent with the street resurfacing program is a Pensacola Energy initiative to replace about 46-miles of aging cast-iron natural gas distribution lines. Raw Construction Company is currently digging and boring throughout the city to replace the antiquated cast-iron gas mains with new, medium-density polyethylene piping.
The new natural gas mains will deliver benefits for Pensacola Energy customers that include:
- Increased safety.
- Improved system reliability.
- Reduced maintenance costs.
- Increased capacity.
This week work is focused in the following sections of the city.
- Downtown West.
- South Palafox.
- Devillers Area.
- North Highlands Phase IV.
- Lakeview Phase III.
- Bayview Park.
Property owners are being notified by mail in advance of work beginning in their area. Then, 24-48 hours before work begins on a street, construction personnel are distributing information door-to-door. At that time, it is important that vehicles parked on the street be removed so that work can continue. Cars left on the street will be subject to relocation. Read full report here.
All work is weather-dependent, and may be delayed and/or re-scheduled in the event of inclement weather.
More information on the natural gas distribution system improvements is available by calling Pensacola Energy, (850) 474-5300. For questions about street resurfacing, contact the city’s engineering consultant, Atkins, Inc., (850) 380-9188.