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Work begins on gas line beneath the Connecticut River

  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/><br/><br/>

    CAROL LOLLIS
    On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river.



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  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>

    CAROL LOLLIS
    On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river.




    Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking towards Hadley where the new 12 inch pipe will be installed to replace the 6 inch to transport gas. <br/><br/><br/>

    CAROL LOLLIS
    On the Hatfield side of the river looking towards Hadley where the new 12 inch pipe will be installed to replace the 6 inch to transport gas.


    Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/>

    CAROL LOLLIS
    On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river.

    Purchase photo reprints »

  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/><br/><br/>
  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/><br/><br/><br/>
  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking towards Hadley where the new 12 inch pipe will be installed to replace the 6 inch to transport gas. <br/><br/><br/>
  • CAROL LOLLIS<br/>On the Hatfield side of the river looking at the twelve inch steel pipe that will replace the 6 inch pipe carrying gas under the river. <br/><br/>

The project, expected to last into late November, places a 12-inch coated steel line approximately 30 to 40 feet under the riverbed from the area of Bridge Lane in Hatfield to Huntington Road in Hadley. The work uses directional boring or drilling to feed the pipe beneath the river bed, a process that aims to minimize disturbances of environmentally sensitive areas.

The new line will connect to an existing 12-inch main on Bridge Lane in Hatfield and a 6-inch high-pressure line in Hadley. The company earlier received local and federal permits, including from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to install the pipeline.

Officials say the natural gas line will provide an additional gas supply to Amherst College’s cogeneration plant and to the University of Massachusetts central heating plant.

The new gas line will add to an existing Berkshire Gas Co. line installed along the riverbed in 1959.

Legacy Comments1

Over half the homes in Hatfield don't have access to gas unless they are willing to spend thousands of dollars to extend a Main, but UMass and Amherst will be all set. Nice!

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