Eversource Energy is planning a $3.5 million natural gas project in Danbury. The utility says the goal is to protect and strengthen the delivery system in an effort to ensure reliable service. The multi-year project involves more than 4.5 miles of gas pipeline being installed. The firs phase, 1.5 miles, will be installed along Mill Plain Road from the west side to the Western Connecticut State University campus.
Crews are working Monday through Friday between 8:30am and 4pm The first phase is expected to be complete by the end of November. Phase two will begin in April 2018.
Eversource plans to update community leaders and customers where work is being done to minimize the impact to traffic and coordinate with other roadwork happening in the area. Drivers may experience delays due to alternating, one-way traffic.
Work will continue through 2019 from the university to an Eversource gas facility near Danbury’s downtown area. Eversource officials say the project will provide the school a stronger gas delivery system and offer clean and efficient fuel to areas were it has not been an option.