OVERLAND PARK, KS – November 9, 2020 – Kansas Gas Service is replacing natural gas distribution pipelines in central Manhattan, Kansas. The project area runs from Tuttle Creek Boulevard to Denison Avenue, and from Bluemont Avenue to Kimball Avenue.

Kansas Gas Service expects work to be completed by early January, weather permitting. No significant interruption to traffic is expected.

“This project is a part of our regularly scheduled maintenance plan designed to benefit our customers by allowing Kansas Gas Service to continue providing safe and reliable natural gas service,” said Kara Titus, manager of community relations for Kansas Gas Service. “We’ll work as safely and quickly as possible to minimize the impact to customers and those traveling in the construction areas.”

Customers directly affected by these projects will be notified by Miller Pipeline, the contractor assisting Kansas Gas Service, or by a door hanger left at their home or business. The contractors will carry photo identification badges that identify them as working on behalf of Kansas Gas Service.

Some construction projects may require natural gas service to be turned off for a minimal amount of time. Upon completion of the work, a technician will need to enter the customer’s home or business to complete the restoration of service. If the customer is not present, a door hanger will be left with a number to call to request a service turn-on.

While COVID-19 safety precautions are in place, please allow appropriate social distance while our technicians are working, which may include temporarily relocating to another area in the home or business.

If digging is required on the customer’s premises, workers will restore the area to its original condition once work is complete.