Bexley News

Feb. 6 open house focuses on gas line projects

Columbia Gas of Ohio will host a public open house from 6 to 7 p.m. Feb. 6, in the Bexley Public Library's auditorium, 2411 E. Main St. The purpose of the meeting is to provide information and answer questions from residents about four major pipeline improvement projects in the Bexley area that are scheduled to be completed this year.

The company will replace more than nine miles of natural gas mainline and 2,000 customer service lines in the neighborhood with specially designed plastic pipe.

The Ruhl Avenue and Lowell Road project covers an area south of Allegheny Street, north of Maryland Avenue, east of Stanwood Road and west of James Road. The Cassingham Road and Ruhl Avenue project covers an area south of Delmar Drive, north of Maryland Avenue, east of Cassady Avenue and west of Gould Road. The Roosevelt Avenue and Powell Avenue project covers an area south of Broad Street, north of Fair Avenue, east of Remington Road and west of South Chesterfield Road. The Pleasant Ridge project covers an area from Pleasant Ridge Avenue from Astor Avenue to Francis Avenue.

Columbia Gas representatives said residents will receive a notification letter prior to construction. The combined $5.4 million project is expected to be done by the end of 2014.

-- Chris Bournea