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Gas main replacement project begins

Gas main replacement project begins

To help ensure the continued safety and reliability of the municipal gas distribution system, the 2021 project to replace gas main will begin soon. This year, work involves replacing the end-of-life steel gas main in the boulevard, as well as the natural gas service leading up to several homes within the project area. Work will take place in three separate areas: Rideau Street at Cataraqui, the university district and Weller Avenue.

Steel is corrosion-prone, while polyethylene is easier to maintain and repair. 

Utilities Kingston will be in touch with customers if a service interruption is required. All interruptions will be extremely brief, typically less than thirty minutes, and will be coordinated and communicated to you by Utilities Kingston staff.

View our project page to learn more and to view a map of the 2021 project area. Where temporary lane closures are necessary, they will be restricted to off-peak times according to direction of travel.   

We’re taking steps to protect against COVID-19

Please be assured that our staff remain committed to the health and safety of our workers and the public. Here are the actions we are taking:

  • Adhering to all relevant safety guidelines released by Ontario to protect workers, customers and the general public from COVID-19. Our staff are trained and wear the appropriate personal protective equipment.
  • Asking you to please practice physical distancing by keeping at least two metres away from our employees and contractors. 

Traffic updates will be communicated through Twitter @utilitieskngstn throughout the construction period.

Despite best efforts to minimize traffic impacts, some road cuts and installation within the roadway will be required and we apologize for the inconvenience.

More information

Stay tuned for further updates from us about the project and its impacts. We’ll do our best to share information and reduce disruptions to drivers and customers. For further information, please call customer service at 613-546-0000, Monday to Friday, from 8 AM to 5 PM