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KGS to upgrade natural gas lines in GB next week
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OVERLAND PARK – Beginning this coming Monday, June 10, Kansas Gas Service will start a series of construction improvement projects to replace natural gas distribution pipelines in Great Bend, the company announced Wednesday.    

KGS expects work to begin in the northwest part of Great Bend in the Hemlock and Cherry Lane area. Customers directly affected by this project will be notified by NPL, the contractor assisting Kansas Gas Service, or by a door hanger left at their home or business. Work will move to other parts of town as the project progresses.

The contractors performing the work will carry photo identification badges that identify them as working on behalf of Kansas Gas Service. 

“This project is a part of our regularly scheduled maintenance plan designed to benefit our customers by allowing Kansas Gas Service to continue providing reliable natural gas service,” said Dawn Tripp, manager of public relations for Kansas Gas Service. “It’s another way Kansas Gas Service can provide natural gas for a better tomorrow.”

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

Company officials do not anticipate any major interruption to traffic.