As part of
BGE's STRIDE plan, Operation Pipeline is BGE's multi-year initiative to modernize our systems to support the growing communities of Maryland. We will be upgrading hundreds of miles of natural gas pipes and equipment in dozens of communities.
The purpose of Operation Pipeline is to proactively replace cast iron and bare steel pipes with new, durable gas mains that will better serve customers for decades to come. This program also helps maintain the safety and reliability of BGE's service to improve the quality of life for our customers.
Watch an overview video of the Operation Pipeline program. The video is available in English (left) and Spanish (right).
Vea el resumen en video del programa Operation Pipeline. Este video está disponible en Ingles (izquierda) y Español (derecha).
The map below highlights communities where Operation Pipeline projects are currently under way or have been completed. You can zoom in to see the boundaries of certain projects or visit our frequently asked questions page for more information.
You can also contact the project team directly at
OperationPipeline@BGE.com with specific questions and concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions About Operation Pipeline
Projects Currently Underway or Beginning in 2018 (yellow pins on the map below):
Zoom in to see the street boundaries of Operation Pipeline projects (Yellow pins are underway or starting. Green Pins are completed.)
Project Overview: In 2018 BGE will be relocating a section of an existing underground natural gas pipeline located in Leakin Park in Baltimore City. 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. In 2013, BGE began relocating a section of the same pipeline to the west of this section, from under Cooks Lane to north of Route 70 along Parallel Drive.
The existing BGE pipeline
(orange line in above map), 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 runs through Leakin Park along the Dead Run Creek.
The proposed new route
(green line in above map) relocates the pipeline route out of the Dead Run wetland area. The map above shows the existing and relocated pipelines. Work is expected to begin in February, 2018 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. BGE will also perform a full site restoration, stabilizing and re-seeding construction areas. A 50-foot right of way over the relocated
pipeline route will be maintained as open space to allow for regular inspection and access. The original pipeline will be decommissioned and the area above it will be allowed to return to its natural state, including re-planting native tree species.
Contact Information: If you have any questions, please contact
BGEPipeline@bge.com or call
1.800.685.0123 and reference the Granite Leakin Park Project. A member of the project team will respond to your inquiry. We will continue to provide periodic updates throughout the project at www.bge.com/gasprojectupdate.