Work is beginning this month on a We Energies project to upgrade natural gas facilities in a number of neighborhoods in South Milwaukee.
The project to replace aging natural gas mains and laterals will affect more than 1,800 customers in the city, and could lead to brief gas outages and minor traffic impacts. Customers/property owners directly impacted by the project will receive a notice (mailing or door hanger) of work to be done in their neighborhoods.
Here is a project overview from We Energies …
We will begin upgrading natural gas facilities throughout areas of South Milwaukee soon. This work will allow us to continue to provide safe and reliable natural gas service to our customers. We expect to complete the work in stages by the end of 2017.
The work includes replacement of natural gas mains within the road right-of-way as well as service laterals to individual homes. Michels, our construction contractor, will complete the work on our behalf.
Our activities will require traffic control and excavation measures, which we are coordinating with the City of South Milwaukee. Construction staging may require the temporary removal of on-street parking in some areas to accommodate a work zone. There also will be intermittent impacts to pedestrian sidewalk access throughout the project.
We will contact impacted residents through letters and in-person visits in advance of work being performed to provide project details, review the timeline and answer questions. A project contact number will be made available for follow-up questions.
We appreciate your understanding as our crews work to complete the project as safely and quickly as possible. Thank you for your cooperation.
Check out the full map of impacted neighborhoods here.