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Snyder: Crews almost 60% of repairs on leaky gas lines done

Cary Ashby • Oct 30, 2018 at 5:00 PM

Repairs on leaky gas lines in Norwalk are near completion on North Foster Street.

After that, the Mid-Ohio Pipeline Services crew will move onto Marshall and Prospect streets. Columbia Gas of Ohio has a subcontract with Mid-Ohio Pipeline to repair the gas lines and isn’t working for the city.

“There are only 105 services left, which means we are 58 percent done with the services lines. Restoration is following tight behind our service crew and is restoring as we finish on each street,” Norwalk Public Works Director Josh Snyder said.

Mid-Ohio Pipeline is repairing gas lines in an area covering about 30 city blocks from Milan Avenue to State Street and from Main to League streets. The company is based out of Lexington, Ohio. Crews started working at the beginning of September.

“Everything seems to be going very well. We will be sure that all streets that are have not been completed throughout the project are temporarily restored and made safe for Halloween trick-or-treating on Wednesday,” Snyder said.

Residents may have noticed the destruction of sidewalks, which have been filled in with dirt and other material. The project has caused roads and sidewalks to be closed temporarily.

Snyder, in an earlier interview, said “everything people are seeing now is temporary” and once Mid-Ohio Pipeline is done with the repairs, another crew will come in to replace the curbs and sidewalks. 

“If you or your constituents have any concerns or problems, please do not hesitate to contact me,” he said.

The Norwalk public works director can be reached at 419-663-6735.

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