The new pipeline will stretch 13.5 miles across the southern part of Davidson County. Letters went out to residents in early February, notifying them of a land survey that Piedmont is going to perform. Land surveys will include taking core soil samples. Survey work and land acquisition is set to begin immediately.
Piedmont says the new pipeline is required to remain in compliance with new gas pipeline inspection and safety standards set by the Federal Department of Transportation. The new line will run from an existing line near Shire Drive to Piedmont’s regulator station near Chickering Road.
The construction of the pipeline does not have a date set for beginning yet, but Piedmont expects all work to be finished in 2013.