Atlanta Gas Light provides safe and reliable natural gas service to approximately 1.7 million customers across Georgia. There's a chance that you may see our qualified employees and contractors performing work in your neighborhood. Atlanta Gas Light reminds community members to remain vigilant around any active construction site and practice the following safety precautions:
During the past 25 years, Atlanta's metro area has experienced rapid growth, largely in regions far from our existing interstate supply points and high-pressure transmission pipeline system. Today’s low natural gas prices present an ideal environment for investing in expanding our transmission pipelines to help serve these thriving communities. During all our construction projects, safety is our priority. Great care is taken to minimize inconvenience to property owners in the project areas.
Forsyth, Dawson, Lumpkin, Hall Counties
(Cumming to Hall County Pipeline Project)
The Cumming to Hall County Pipeline Project involves the installation of 29 miles of transmission pipeline. The pipeline corridor begins near an Atlanta Gas Light facility at Spot Road north of Cumming. It then continues north into Dawson County before turning east into Lumpkin and Hall Counties where it ends in the Thompson Bridge Road area south of Murrayville. Surveying and other pre-construction activities are currently underway. Construction is expected to begin in the second half of 2022. Residents directly affected by the construction work will be notified prior to the work in their area.
(Piedmont Enhancement Project)
The Piedmont Enhancement Project involves the replacement and installation of distribution lines in the Buckhead area along Piedmont and East Paces Ferry Roads. The new lines will connect to our existing system on each end. Construction began in summer 2021. Construction is occurring in phases. Residents directly impacted by construction will be notified before the project segment in their immediate area begins.
Need more information?
Piedmont Enhancement Project Fact Sheet
Contact us at 404.584.3145 or PiedmontEnhancement@southernco.com
Project website: PiedmontEnhancementProject.com
Project Twitter: @PiedmontProject
Gwinnett, Forsyth, and Fulton Counties
McGinnis Ferry Improvement Project
The project includes approximately three miles of 12” distribution pipeline. The new pipeline will be connected to our existing system on each end. The project path begins on McGinnis Ferry Road just east of Old Atlanta Road. It continues eastward on McGinnis Ferry Road and ends at the intersection with Scales Road. Construction is expected to begin in late summer/early fall 2022. Residents directly affected by construction work will be notified prior to work in their area.
Need more information?
Contact us at 404.584.3168 or McGinnisFerryImprovement@southernco.com
Gwinnett and Dekalb Counties
(Buford Highway Replacement Project)
The Buford Highway Replacement Project involves the installation distribution pipeline in Northeast DeKalb and Northwest Gwinnett Counties. The project route will begin at New Peachtree Road, turn south on Central Avenue, then head west on Buford Highway and end at our existing station near the intersection with Old Norcross Road. Construction is expected to begin in 2023. Residents directly affected by construction work will be notified prior to work in their area.
Need more information?
Contact us at 404.584.3131 or BufordHighwayReplacement@southernco.com
Butts and Henry Counties
(Central Region Pipeline – Jackson Station to McDonough)
The Central Region Pipeline – Jackson Station to McDonough went into service in late 2018. The line begins at an existing regulator station near King Mill Road south of McDonough and continues for approximately 12 miles south and east along GA Highway where it connects to the existing system near Bunch Road north of Jackson.
(Wade Green Road Pressure Improvement Project)
The Wade Green Road Pressure Improvement Project went into service in late 2020. The project included the installation of approximately 3.5 miles of steel distribution pipe from an area near the intersection of Cobb Parkway and McCullom Parkway in Kennesaw and continues west to and along Jiles Road and Jiles Place. The new line connects to the existing system at each end.
(Rome Expansion Project)
The Rome Expansion project went into service in the Fall of 2021. The project path begins at the intersection of Shorter Avenue and Redmond Circle. It continues east along Shorter Avenue, turns north on Watson Street, then east along North Elm Street. The route continues north on North Division Street, turns east on Charlton Street, then south along Martha Berry Boulevard. The path cuts eastward cross country before turning south down Riverside Parkway to Turner-McCall Boulevard, east on Broad Street, Martin Luther King Boulevard and Kingston Highway to Goodman Road. The new pipe was tied into our existing system on both ends.
(Cumming Lateral Pipeline)
The Cumming Lateral pipeline went into service in Fall 2017. The line begins on Atlanta Highway (Highway 9) just north of the intersection with Bethelview Road and continues for 11 miles north through the City of Cumming to the intersection of Highway 9 and Spot Road where it connects to our existing system.
North Gwinnett and Hall Counties
(Suwanee to Friendship Pipeline)
The Suwanee to Friendship pipeline went into service in early 2018. The line begins around Peavy Trail (just south of Buford Highway) in north Gwinnett County and then continues east for approximately 12 miles to the intersection of Thompson Mill Road and Spout Springs Road in south Hall County where it connects to our existing system.
Cobb and Paulding Counties
(Northwest Georgia Expansion Pipeline)
The Northwest Georgia Expansion pipeline went into service in early 2018. The line begins in Paulding County in the vicinity of Lucas Road near the Bartow/Paulding county line. It continues cross-country in a generally southeastern direction through Paulding and Cobb Counties for approximately 10 miles to an existing regulator station off Mars Hill Road west of Kennesaw.
Paulding and Douglas Counties
(Paulding County Main Project)
The Paulding County Main Project went into service in Fall 2020. The line begins at an interstate supply point near High Point Road in Douglas County and runs north and east where it connects to our existing system near the intersection of Ridge Road and Dallas Nebo Road.
Atlanta Gas Light invests in its distribution system to provide safe and reliable service to families and businesses across Georgia. Some of these projects involve replacing pipe that is reaching the end of its useful life with newer, advanced pipe to help ensure an even safer and more reliable natural gas pipeline system. More than 20 years ago, we became one of the first gas utilities in the nation to begin a comprehensive pipeline replacement program that became a model for utilities across the country
Atlanta Gas Light continuously monitors and upgrades its distribution system to provide safe and reliable service to homes and businesses. Customers directly affected by pipeline replacement projects will receive a letter before work begins and as work progresses. During the work, there may be temporary inconveniences (noise, lane closures, etc.) but we strive to minimize impacts.
The process often involves replacing the gas main along the street or behind the curb. In multi-unit residential or business complexes, the work often occurs in common areas. The work may also include the replacement or transfer of service lines to individual homes and businesses. In order to complete the work, gas service to affected homes and businesses will be interrupted for a short period of time. An authorized contractor or Atlanta Gas Light representative will schedule a time with the property owner to enter the home or business and relight all working gas appliances once the service connection is complete. Property owners should NOT attempt to relight their own pilot lights.
Our authorized contractors also handle property restoration as the project progresses with final cleanup once it is finished. The time it takes to complete each project depends upon a variety of factors, including the amount of pipe being replaced, the weather, the location of existing utilities, etc. Atlanta Gas Light makes every effort to complete each project as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Customers with additional questions about pipeline replacement work in their area can contact us at 404.584.3130 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The safety of our customers, communities and employees is our top priority. Regular inspections and maintenance efforts help ensure this level of reliability. We rely on our Transmission Integrity Management Program (TIMP) to assess the condition of our larger pipelines. Those assessments may lead to line repair or replacement