In April 2013 BGE began upgrading 5,500 feet of natural gas main located in Ellicott City under Frederick Road between Rogers Avenue and St. Johns Lane. This safety and reliability project will enable BGE to continue to meet customer demand for natural gas. By the second week in May, approximately 20 percent of the upgraded main has been installed. The project is expected to continue into the fall.
In order to minimize the impact on the surrounding community and normal traffic patterns, the construction is scheduled to take place on weekdays only, outside of rush hour, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. No weekend work is anticipated at this time. Additionally, utility crews will be progressing in short segments, so Frederick Road will remain open for the duration of the project. There will be ongoing, temporary single lane closures as crews access the section of gas main under the road surface. Traffic shifts will be clearly marked and road crews will direct traffic. After work hours, both lanes will be reopened and the roadway will be temporarily patched. Following the work, the disturbed lane of the roadway will be repaved by BGE.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact a member of the Frederick Road Gas Main Upgrade Project team at BGEpipeline@bge.com
. Thank you in advance for your patience as we conduct this important safety and reliability project.
In 2013 BGE will be relocating a section of an existing underground natural gas pipeline located near the Baltimore City/Baltimore County border near Leakin Park and I-70. This project is part of BGE’s ongoing investment in the equipment that enables the continued safe and reliable delivery of natural gas to customers.
The existing BGE pipeline, known as the Granite Pipeline, was first constructed in 1949 and a portion will now be retired and replaced by a new section of pipeline nearby. This pipeline serves approximately 90,000 customers throughout the region, including those in Baltimore City and Baltimore County. The current pipeline route exits Leakin Park along a portion of Cooks Lane and continues west through the neighborhood on the south side of I-70. The new route will exit Leakin Park and turn northwest along Security Blvd. to the north side of I-70. It will follow Ingleside Avenue and Parallel Drive to the west. A new section of gas main will also be installed between Cooks Ln. and N. Forest Park Ave. to serve gas customers in the immediate vicinity.
Work is expected to begin in June 2013 and will continue in the area throughout the year. Over the course of the project, those near the pipeline construction zone may notice equipment storage areas, vegetation removal, excavation, temporary lane closures and other operations. There will be some noise, dust and light debris, but we will work to minimize the disturbance and we appreciate your patience during construction.
: If you have any questions, please contact BGEPipeline@bge.com
and reference the Granite Pipeline Relocation Project. A member of the project team will respond to your inquiry. We will continue to provide periodic updates throughout the project.
Operation Pipeline is BGE's multi-year initiative to upgrade hundreds of miles of natural gas pipes and equipment in dozens of communities throughout central Maryland. Through Operation Pipeline, we are proactively replacing cast iron and bare steel pipes which are coming to the end of their useful service lives with new, durable gas mains that will serve customers well for decades. The program is an important part of maintaining the safety and reliability of the gas system and part of our larger investment in upgrading the systems that deliver energy to our customers.
The map below highlights the communities where Operation Pipeline projects are currently under way or have been completed. Zoom in on the map to see the boundaries of each project. Also see our frequently asked questions for information on the Operation Pipeline process.
You can contact the project team directly at 410-470-7700 or OperationPipeline@BGE.com with specific questions and concerns. We appreciate any feedback on the program and regularly make improvements to minimize the disruption for customers in areas where we are making important safety and reliability upgrades.
FAQs and Photos of Typical Meter Sets (420KB)
Locations of Operation Pipeline Projects (zoom in to see street boundaries)
Beginning in June 2013 and continuing into late summer, BGE will upgrade the gas main system along Owings Mills Boulevard between Crondall Lane and Bonita Avenue. Construction is scheduled to take place on weekdays only, outside of rush hour, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. No weekend work is anticipated at this time. Additionally, utility crews will be progressing in short segments, so Owings Mills Boulevard will remain open for the duration of the project, with limited lane closures in the immediate vicinity of work crews. Traffic shifts will be clearly marked and road crews will direct traffic. There are no planned interruptions of natural gas service as a result of this project. Following the completion of the project, any disturbed sections of the roadway or adjoining sidewalks or shoulder will be restored.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact BGEpipeline@bge.com
and a member of the Owings Mills Boulevard Gas Main Upgrade Project team will follow up. Thank you for your patience as we conduct this important safety and reliability project.
In February 2012, BGE completed an underground pipeline in Howard County to meet the region’s growing demand for natural gas.
The pipeline helps provide service to more than 200,000 customers in Howard, Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties. It meets the region’s energy needs today and anticipates the demands of tomorrow. It is located in Howard County, beginning north of Clarksville and continuing 14 miles southeast to end north of Laurel. Construction began in July 2011 and major construction on the project was completed by the end of January 2012.
The pipeline was made fully operational on Feb. 09, 2012. For more information on the project, please see the resources below or email BGEpipeline@bge.com.