Gas pipeline nearing completion

Published 9:29 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

Work on nine miles of natural gas pipeline that will connect the Salisbury and Winston-Salem systems is expected to be completed at the end of August.

Stacey Perrow, spokesperson for Duke Energy, which acquired Piedmont Natural Gas in 2016, said the pipeline, which starts at Avgol Drive and connects to existing infrastructure just south of Bermuda Run, will support potential new customer growth and enhance the reliability of their current natural gas service in the county.

The project began in April.

“This project is part of our ongoing commitment to continue providing safe, reliable, natural gas, and will benefit the community by supporting its growth and increased demand for natural gas,”  Perrow said.

Davie is one of Piedmont’s territories that is undergoing pipeline projects. Located in the right-of-way along US 158, the line will be tested and inspected before it is put into service. Perrow said the highway was the “best possible route that causes the least amount of disruption” and property owners impacted by the work were notified well in advance of construction.

The right-of-way will be restored as nearly as possible to its preconstruction condition and will be maintained annually, she said.