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Virginia Natural Gas Pipeline Replacements
Background 
Virginia Natural Gas will be performing gas line renewal (replacement) projects to insure safety, reliability, and corrosion protection of its gas line systems within city right-of-way. Older pipes are being replaced with state of the art plastic and steel pipes. VNG has replaced at least 85% of their lines over the last ten years with more projects on the way. 

Project Details 
A gas line replacement project is a full scale replacement of the gas lines in a neighborhood. It is being done with federal grant money and there is a federal deadline for completion. VNG notifies all residents about their projects by mail. 
 

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Questions/Concerns?

City 24-hour construction hotline:  757.664.7220

 Current Projects:

                                                 


How the Project is Constructed 
VNG may use different crews for each phase of a renewal project: 
  • Phase 1: VNG's gas line contractor calls in Miss Utility markings and installs a new line at tap in points (directional drilling, some open cuts in sidewalk, roadway, and grass), places temporary asphalt, then turns it over to the VNG Ops crew.
  • Phase 2: VNG Ops crews test and "power up" the new line, abandon the old service connections, and then they turn it over to the restoration crews.
  • Phase 3: The restoration contractors (one does asphalt, the other does concrete) fix all issues. The City's Right of Way Management (ROWM) Inspector makes a list of all outstanding issues (city and homeowner), and other infrastructure items (Ex: full-width resurfacing, new curb, gutter, driveways). These punch list items are completed and the project is closed out. The restoration work is under warranty to the city for 2 years.