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UPDATED: Phase II of Atmos D9 Pipeline Replacement Project Continues with Construction in Bessire Park Beginning the Week of June 1

Post Date:06/01/2020 2:15 PM

Atmos Energy Bessire Park ConstructionAtmos Energy crews will begin construction in Bessire Park the week of Monday, June 1 and continue for approximately two months, as part of the Atmos D9 Pipeline Replacement project. 

Residents and visitors are asked to be aware and cautious of crews and equipment in the area. Traffic cones, barriers, and signage will be visible. 

This phase of the D9 Pipeline Replacement project consists of replacing 6.86 miles of an existing 18-inch high pressure pipeline originally installed in 1955 with a new 20-inch pipeline. The replacement is being installed in the existing private easement and is situated in both the City of Carrollton and the City of Farmers Branch. There are no plans to expand the easement at this time. The approximate replacement mileage will be 1.04 miles in Denton County and 4.13 miles in Dallas County located within Carrollton city limits.

While there will be some open cut areas throughout the City, this phase will also include 12 underground directional drill bore sites to help minimize surface impact. One of those bore sites will be in the Bessire Park area, which was chosen due to the drainage area south of the park being a flood plain. Open cutting the drainage area would make it difficult to re-establish the flood plain without risking erosion. Using a directional drill will help minimize surface impact, keeping the flood plain undisturbed. 

Pedestrian walkways on the east and south side of Bessire Park may potentially be affected during the construction process. To ensure public safety, the entire easement in the east side of Bessire Park, including all equipment and bore pits, will be fenced off with 6-foot cyclone fencing during construction. Additionally, security staff will be on patrol from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on regular workdays and 24 hours a day on non-workdays and holidays. All irrigation systems and fencing will be repaired and new sod will be planted.
 
For more information about this project, call Atmos at 866-286-6700 or visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/pipeline-projects/d9-pipeline-replacement-project.


Post Date: 02/10/20 9:05 am

Representatives from Atmos Energy attended the February 4 City Council meeting to provide an update on the Atmos Energy D9 Pipeline Replacement Project in Carrollton. As they stated at the November meeting update, this phase of the D9 Pipeline Replacement project consists of replacing 6.86 miles of an existing 18-inch high pressure pipeline originally installed in 1955 with a new 20-inch pipeline.

The replacement will be installed in the existing private easement and is situated in both the City of Carrollton and the City of Farmers Branch. There are no plans to expand the easement at this time. The approximate replacement mileage will be 1.04 miles in Denton County and 4.13 miles in Dallas County located within Carrollton city limits.

Right-of-way preparations were completed in January and physical construction is in progress with pipeline construction estimated to be complete by December 15, 2020.

While there will be some open cut areas throughout the City, this phase will also include 12 underground directional drill bore sites to help minimize surface impact. One of those bore sites will be in the Bessire Park area, which was chosen due to the drainage area south of the park being a flood plain. Open cutting the drainage area would make it difficult to re-establish the flood plain without risking erosion. Using a directional drill will help minimize surface impact, keeping the flood plain undisturbed. Construction will begin mid-March 2020.

Pedestrian walkways on the east and south side of Bessire Park may potentially be affected during the construction process. To ensure public safety, the entire easement in the east side of Bessire Park, including all equipment and bore pits, will be fenced off with 6-foot cyclone fencing during construction. Additionally, security staff will be on patrol from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. on regular workdays and 24 hours a day on non-workdays and holidays. Full site restoration is estimated to be complete by March 2021, with any open cut or bored areas restored to preconstruction conditions. All irrigation systems and fencing will be repaired and new sod will be planted.

For more information about this project, call Atmos at 866-322-8667 or visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/pipeline-projects/d9-pipeline-replacement-project. To watch the update provided by Atmos at the City Council meeting, visit http://carrolltontx.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1202.


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Post Date: 11/15/2019 3:33 pm

Representatives from Atmos Energy attended the November 5, 2019 City Council meeting to provide an update on phase 2 of the Atmos Energy D9 Pipeline Replacement project in Carrollton. The D9 Pipeline Replacement project consists of replacing 6.86  miles of an existing 18-inch high pressure pipeline originally installed in 1955 with a new 20-inch pipeline. The replacement will be installed in the existing private easement and is situated in both the City of Carrollton and the City of Farmers Branch. The approximate replacement mileage will be 1.04 miles in Denton County and 4.13 miles in Dallas County located within Carrollton city limits.

Atmos will begin preparation for the  pipeline replacement and renewal  by trimming trees in the project area starting in November. Right-of-way preparation is estimated to take place from November 2019 - January 2020.  Physical construction for the new pipeline is estimated to take place from January- November 2020. 

 Atmos Energy crews and contractors will be working in Bessire Park in Carrollton beginning Monday,  November 18 to clear trees within their utility right of way. This work prevents damage to the pipeline system and allows for the safe construction of the upcoming pipeline project in the area.  Please be aware of crews and equipment in the area. Rerouting signs and cones will be used to keep the public and crews safe.

For more information about this project call Atmos at 1-866-322-8667 or visit https://www.atmosenergy.com/pipeline-projects/d9-pipeline-replacement-project.


Post Date: 10/18/2018 3:33 PM

Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 from approximately 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the northwest corner of FM 544 and Josey Lane. During the same time period a natural gas release will take place at the southwest corner of Old Denton Road and Frankford Road.

“Flaring” is a standard industry practice to safely burn natural gas that must be removed from a specific section of pipeline so employees can work on the pipe. Anyone in the area will notice a large, controlled flame and moderate noise during this process. Atmos Energy employees will be onsite to monitor the process as natural gas is vented into the atmosphere.

For an informational video explaining why Atmos Energy performs flaring operations click, here.

For more information about the ATMOS pipeline project, including contact information, click here.

To view a video of the City Council’s October 24, 2017 worksession discussing the ATMOS Energy pipeline project, click here.

To view a video of the City Council's February 6, 2018 worksession discussing the ATMOS Energy pipeline project, click here.

 


Post Date: 2/7/2018 12:42 PM

UPDATED: ATMOS Energy to Replace Section of Pipeline in Carrollton Area

Representatives from ATMOS Energy attended the February 6, 2018 City Council meeting to provide an update regarding the ATMOS Energy Pipeline Replacement project in Carrollton. 

For more information about the ATMOS pipeline project, including contact information, click here.

To view a video of the City Council’s October 24, 2017 worksession discussing the ATMOS Energy pipeline project, click here.

To view a video of the City Council's February 6, 2018 worksession discussing the ATMOS Energy pipeline project, click here.

 


atmos-pipePost Date: 12/06/17, 2:31PM

ATMOS Energy will begin replacing 3 miles of existing 18-inch pipeline with 20-inch pipeline within the Carrollton area. The line starts near Frankford at Old Denton and travels north through Castle Hills up to a transfer point on FM 544. The entire length is located within an ATMOS gas easement. The existing line was constructed more than 50 years ago, crossing streets, public property, and private property. Since the easement was in place, home and building construction was prohibited over the easement, but trees were planted.

ATMOS plans to begin the project in January 2018 with tree removal within the easement area. Construction of the new line is planned for April through November 2018. Four crews will be used to install the line to minimize the impact to the community.

Approximately 250 property owners in Carrollton and Castle Hills will be impacted by this construction. ATMOS is committed to working with these homeowners to address any damage to their property, including tree removal and landscaping restoration.

The purpose of this project is to improve the capacity of the gas main and ensure reliability and safety of the system.

For more information about the ATMOS pipeline project, including contact information, click here.

To view a video of the City Council’s October 24, 2017 worksession discussing the ATMOS Energy pipeline project, click here

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