CHESHIRE — Eversource Energy is investing more than $3 million to ensure reliable service for gas customers in the area.
Underground pipes are currently being installed in the areas of South Meriden, Wolf Hill, Nob Hill and Creamery Roads, as well as Cheshire Street and Riverside Drive. Drivers may experience delays due to alternating one-way traffic. Weather permitting, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“These resiliency projects will further reduce the likelihood of any outages and enhance the safety of our system by linking more sections of our distribution system together,” Bill Akley, president of gas operations at Eversource, said in a statement Tuesday. “We will be working closely with town officials throughout the project to minimize any traffic disruptions in the community.”
The project, scheduled for completion by the end of the year, “will result in more than two miles of gas pipeline connecting sections of the natural gas distribution system already serving Cheshire,” the statement said. It also offers potential access to natural gas to nearby areas where it hasn’t been an option.