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For Immediate Release
Roadwork to take place in sections along Wilkens Avenue and S. Rolling Rd. through early fall
BALTIMORE (April 7, 2014) – BGE announced today that it will begin a project to upgrade the natural
gas main located in Catonsville under Wilkens Ave. between S. Rolling Rd. to just past the traffic circle at
Hilltop Rd. This safety and reliability project will begin in mid-April and is expected to continue through
early fall 2014. BGE regularly installs natural gas pipeline reinforcements throughout the central Maryland
service area in order to continue to meet customer demand for natural gas. The Wilkens Ave. gas main
reinforcement helps serve customers in Catonsville and Arbutus in Baltimore County.
In order to minimize the impact on the surrounding community and normal traffic patterns, the construction
is scheduled to take place outside of rush hours, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Utility crews will be progressing in short
segments, so Wilkens Ave. and S. Rolling Rd. will remain open for the duration of the project. There will
be ongoing, temporary 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. Following the work, the disturbed lane of
the roadway will be repaved by BGE.
In addition to the gas main reinforcement project along Wilkens Ave., BGE is continuing the process of
modernizing the gas system nearby in neighborhoods in Catonsville and Arbutus. Information about these
projects is available at bge.com/OperationPipeline.
BGE reminds motorists and pedestrians to be cautious in and around utility roadway work zones and
“Respect the Cone Zone” for their own safety and the safety of BGE employees and contractors.
Periodic updates on the Wilkens Ave. Gas Main Reinforcment project will be available on the BGE website
at bge.com/gasprojectupdate and the project team can be contacted directly at BGEpipeline@bge.com.
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