UGI Utilities will upgrade more than two miles of underground gas main in Lancaster city starting Monday, April 30.
The $1.3 million project, to be completed in mid-July, will insert high-density plastic pipe inside cast-iron pipe that’s as much as a century old.
Targeted are gas mains resting three to four feet under Orange Street and New Holland Avenue.
“When it was installed, it was state-of-the-art. But it’s served its purpose. All these years later, plastic is the way to go,” UGI’s Mike Fessler said.