David Rosen
Crews from Infrasource, working as sub-contractors to Puget Sound Energy, are replacing aging steel gas lines along 41st Ave. SW from Elmgrove Street SW to Ida Street SW. INSET: The work requires the drilling of new holes to accommodate the new line, after they first break up the concrete street panel.

PSE replacing steel gas lines on Gatewood Hill

If you live near Gatewood Hill and hear some early morning racket it's only work crews in the process of replacing some aging steel gas lines along 41st Avenue SW.

Puget Sound Energy and their sub-contractor Infrasource are in the process of pulling up the former gas lines during the day, working around existing sewer and water lines and replacing corroded steel lines with a new polyurethane line.

Crews must first break up cement road panels to gain access to the soil, hence the racket, then carefully determine where other services are running, and build the new line around them. They work section by section from approximately Elmgrove Street SW to Ida Street pouring new concrete slabs as they go.

In the end the area will have essentially new road surfaces and all new gas lines. No service interruptions are anticipated and the work should be completed in the next couple of weeks.

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