Major Gas Utility Work Set For Edgemoor, East Bethesda Neighborhoods

Washington Gas Company's Nebel Street propertyA number of neighborhoods in Bethesda will be temporarily without gas service in the next few weeks as a Washington Gas contractor installs main gas service lines, a process that will include replacing gas lines to each affected home.

A letter from Washington Gas sent to homes in the neighborhoods says gas service will be turned off for several hours while construction crews replace the lines.

Washington Gas hopes the projects are mostly finished by the end of September. Yards and roads disturbed by the work must be repaved or replanted to get back into the condition they were before the work began.

Here are the neighborhoods and streets affected, according to the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Regional Service Center:

Project #1: Bethesda
Hampden, Edgemoor, Wilson & Moorland Lanes, Glenbrook Road.
Installation of plastic main: 3,185 feet

Project #2: Bethesda
Chase, Kentucky, W. Virginia Avenues, Harling Lane, Pearl and Tilbury Steets, Sleaford Road, Cheltenham Drive
Installation of plastic main: 4,620 feet

Project #3: Bethesda
Ridge Rd.
Installation of plastic main: 2,245 feet

Project #4: Somerset
Essex Road & Warwick Place
Installation of plastic main: 1,545 feet

For more information, Washington Gas has provided contact information for the contractor, NPL Construction Company. Zulma Benitez, NPL’s customer service rep, can answer any questions about the work at 571-921-2571.

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