The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) has informed the Town of Fairfield of its pending plans to upgrade the existing natural gas mains in the beach area. The existing mains in this area are generally over 70 years old, are low pressure, and are cast iron pipes (which tend to be somewhat brittle). SCG will be replacing these with higher pressure, smaller diameter PVC pipes. This is the current industry standard, and according to SCG, this will improve performance and reliability.
This work will require excavations in town roads for the main gas line and for the individual home services. The Fairfield Public Works Department (203)-256-3010 will be overseeing this excavation and also the temporary and permanent pavement restoration work. The Fairfield Police Department will be overseeing traffic control during all of the construction work. The roads involved in this project are as follows:
(Millard Street to Dwight Street)
(Reef Road to Rowland Road)
(Oldfield Road to Richard White Way)
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Reef Road is expected to be the first road under construction sometime this summer. The work on these roads is expected to continue throughout 2018 and in some cases, the final paving will be performed in Spring 2019. As SCG provides a time schedule when specific roads are to be under construction, the Town will be posting that information.
Please note SCG has tentative plans for another project in 2019 for similar work in the beach area. A list of those roads will be posted shortly.