The Town’s Department of Public Works has the following update on the SCG Main Replacement Program in the Beach Area:
The Gas Main replacement on Reef Road from Richard White Way to Oldfield Road is complete. Connections of individual natural gas house services is ongoing. The final pavement restoration is to follow in the fall of 2018.
Work scheduled for September 10 - 14, 2018:
House Services – REEF RD
Main line– FOREST AVE, GOULD AVE, NARROW ST, SOMERVILLE ST
When construction is in front of your home, the contractor will make accommodations to allow you to exit your driveway. If you make the contractor (Burns) aware of your schedule as the construction is approaching, the contractor can make the necessary adjustments.
The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) has informed the Town of Fairfield of its plans to upgrade the existing natural gas mains in the beach neighborhood. The existing mains in this area are generally over 70 years old, low pressure, and cast iron pipes (which tend to be somewhat brittle). SCG is replacing theses with higher pressure, smaller diameter PVC pipe. This is the current industry standard, and according to SCG this will improve performance and reliability.
This work will require excavations in the Town road 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:
PAULDING ST (Millard St to Dwight St)
QUINCY STREET (Reef Rd to Rowland Road)
REEF ROAD* (Oldfield Rd to Richard White Way, this road will be paved before winter)
WHETSTONE HILL CT*
* Main gas lines completed; House Services still need to be installed
The work on these roads is expected to continue throughout 2018, and in some cases the final paving will be performed in spring of 2019. As SCG provides a time schedule when the 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.