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Natural Gas Work in Your Neighborhood

Norristown Borough

Since 2020, PECO has committed to investing $1.6 million to enhance the local natural gas distribution system in Norristown Borough.

This work is part of a multi-year plan to modernize PECO's natural gas system. The project includes replacing existing natural gas main and bare steel natural gas service lines with new plastic pipe, which enhances safety, is more durable and improves service reliability.

Work is occurring on the following streets:

StreetBetween StreetsStatus                        
​Airy Street
​Cherry Street and Church Street
​Current Construction
​Arch Street
​Chestnut Street and Elm Street
​​Current Construction
​Beech Street
​Noble Street and Buttonwood Street
​​Current Construction
​Cherry Street
​Marshall Street and Elm Street
​​Current Construction
​Cherry Street
​Marshall Street and Airy Street
​​Current Construction
​Cherry Street
​Spruce Street and Elm Street
​​Current Construction
​Chestnut Street
​Cherry Street and Willow Street
​​Current Construction
​Chestnut Street
​Green Street and Arch Street
​​Current Construction
​Church Street
​Chestnut Street and Appletree Alley
​​Current Construction
​Church Street
​Airy Street and Marshall Street
​Elm Street
​Arch Street and Green Valley Street
​​Current Construction
​Elm Street
​Cherry Street and Swede Street
​​Current Construction
​Green Street
​Penn Street and Oak Street
​​Current Construction
​Green Valley Street
​Arch Street and Basin Street
​​Current Construction
​Jacoby Street
​Swede Street and Arch Street
​Marshall Street
​Arch Street and Markley Street
​​Current Construction
​Noble Street
​Oak Street and Beech Street
​​Current Construction
​Oak Street
​Cherry Street and Swede Street
​Current Construction​
​Oak Street
​Stanbridge Street and Noble Street
​​Current Construction
​Powell Street
​Swede Street and Spruce Street
​​Current Construction
​Spruce Street
​Markely Street and Swede Street
​​Current Construction
​Stanbridge Street
​Lafayette Street and James Street
​​Current Construction
​Swede Street
​Oak Street and Elm Street
​​Current Construction
​Swede Street
​Spruce Street and Elm Street
​​​Current Construction
​West Oak Street
​Green Street and W/O Smith Street
​​​Current Construction






Work will occur between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, conditions permitting. Restoration and paving will be coordinated with the Township and will begin within 45 days of the completion of the natural gas construction work.

What are the benefits of this work?

These upgrades are part of our plan to replace existing natural gas main and service lines with new pipes, which enhance safety, are more durable and improve service reliability.

What will this work look like?

If work is required at your property, we will meet with you to assess the current natural gas equipment location, discuss meter relocation and answer any questions.

Work will begin on the natural gas mains in your neighborhood. This will require excavating the road to access the natural gas equipment, which may require temporary lane closures and metal plates to cover excavation areas outside of working hours.

A new service line will be installed from the natural gas main in the street to the natural gas meter on your home.

Any indoor natural gas meters will be relocated to the exterior of customer homes. If our meter is located inside your home, you will need to provide access so this work can be completed.

Crews will then complete final work to install the new natural gas equipment. You will be contacted to set a time to access your property. Your natural gas service will be turned off, our new equipment will be connected to your natural gas plumbing, and natural gas service will be turned back on. We will then re-light pilot lights on natural gas appliances. This appointment will take several hours to complete, so plan for natural gas appliances such as hot water heaters, furnaces, clothes dryers, ovens and stoves to be off during the work.

Final restoration work will then be completed. Once all natural gas equipment is upgraded, PECO's paving contractor will repave impacted road surfaces and temporary patches to sidewalks will be replaced with new concrete. This work will begin within 45 days of the completion of the natural gas construction work.

If you smell natural gas, leave the premises immediately and call PECO from a safe location, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Remember, if you smell gas, leave the area first, then call 1-800-841-4141.

If you have any questions about this work, please contact us at 610-832-6420 or GasWorkInquiries@exeloncorp.com.

Is this work safe?

At PECO, we are committed to providing safe and reliable energy for our customers and the communities we serve. The safety of our customers, communities, and employees is always our top priority. For any job, PECO always follows all safety precautions, this includes ensuring that all employees are wearing all their appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), turning off all necessary natural gas service for certain jobs so work can be performed safely, and locating nearby underground utilities through PA One Call 811.

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