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Expect Delays Thursday in Noroton Heights Business District for Natural Gas Project

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Due to construction work for the installation of natural gas mains in downtown Noroton Heights, expect delays Thursday, June 7 on West Avenue between Hollow Tree Ridge Road and Edgerton Street and the closure of Edgerton between West Avenue and Heights Road. Darien police announced the road closure and delays the same morning. “The Darien Police Department asks that all motorists plan trips through the affected areas accordingly and consider alternate routes if possible,” said the announcement, posted on Instagram and Facebook just after 8 a.m. “We thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as this natural gas expansion project moves forward. “Further traffic advisories and updates will be issued as required. Traffic related questions concerning this project can be directed to Administrative Services Captain Donald Anderson at 203-662-5312 or via email at danderson@darienct.gov.


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Gas Lines Start Going in Monday, First on Ledge Rd and Greenwood Ave (April 6)
Gas Line Installation Starts Next Week on Hoyt St, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Weekdays (April 26)
Natural Gas Expansion Into Darien Could Have Direct and Indirect Benefits — If You’re Along the Route (April 23)

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Gas Line Installation Starts Next Week on Hoyt St, 8:30 AM to 4 PM, Weekdays

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As part of its project to expand the natural gas distribution system in Darien and New Canaan, Eversource will be working along state Route 106 in both towns and Route 124 in New Canaan beginning the week of (Monday) April 30, the utility announced. Weather permitting, work will continue Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Work is expected to be complete by late October. _________

— an announcement from Eversource


Drivers may experience delays due to alternating one-way traffic as well as occasional lane closures. To ensure the safe completion of this work, police and signs will be deployed approaching these locations to help manage the flow of traffic. The work will take place from the intersection of Hoyt Street with Greenwood Avenue north on Hoyt Street into New Canaan, where the street becomes Old Stamford Road and continues in New Canaan to Farm Road, then north on Route 124 (South Avenue) to Oak Street.

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Interested in Getting Natural Gas? Come to Darien Open House April 19

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Tonight, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., April 19, Eversource has a “Gas Expansion Open House” for anyone interested in getting natural gas service — especially from any of the new gas lines planned for installation this year in Darien. The open house takes place at the Mather Community Center, 2 Renshaw Road. Use the lower parking lot off of Renshaw Road for the easiest access. Natural gas service is less expensive than warming a home or other building with heating oil or electricity. Money, time and effort must be spent to make the switch, and Eversource has various programs to help with financing.

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It’s Utility Project Summer for Darien as Gas, Water Projects Dig up Streets

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Eversource is replacing gas service lines beneath 5,000 feet of Darien streets this summer as Aquarion replaces about as many feet of water main lines under other town roads, according to separate announcements Wednesday. 

Two of the projects start around June 20, according to the announcements. A third project, replacing a water line, starts soon after July 4. Natural Gas

For the gas lines, in a project which is completely separate from the planned extension of natural gas lines in town, West Avenue will see construction crews from the Stamford Border to Moore Street, on Moore Street itself as well as on Holmes Avenue, Robinson, Brown, Catherine, Hazel, and Kelsey Streets. Other streets where pipes will be replaced: Holmes Avenue, Robinson, Brown, Catherine, Hazel, Kelsey and Moore streets. Work is expected to end by September.

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Eversource, Town Officials Describe Natural Gas Expansion Project for Darien

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Starting this summer, Eversource wants to start digging to install natural gas pipes along West Avenue and up to Darien High School and Royle School, according to a company official. Chris Luca, a project manager for Eversource, told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that the utility and the town are close to an agreement on a $4.2 million project to lay 18,700 feet of pipes in town — about 3 1/2 miles. Town officials and the utility plan to get streets near schools dug up and repaved before students return in the fall. The company is aiming to have gas service ready for spring of 2017, when developers of major commercial redevelopment projects in the Noroton Heights business district and Corbin Drive/Post Road hope to get construction started. Middlesex Middle School and the Noroton Heights Fire Department would also get gas service, which has been less expensive in recent years than oil heat.

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Eversource Announces Natural Gas Expansion Elsewhere, Still Negotiating with Darien

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Eversource, the natural gas and electricity utility for Darien and many other Connecticut communities, has announced that natural gas service will be expanded in Oxford and Stonington this spring, while negotiations continue for more service in Darien. “Terms are […] being finalized on a large-scale plan in Darien to bring natural gas to the town’s municipal buildings, schools, several homes and three community revitalization projects,” the company said in an announcement Monday. First Selectman Jayme Stevenson said in late January that the town is discussing with Eversource the building of a gas line along West Avenue from the Post Road to the Stamford border that would provide service to homes and businesses along that route, including the Noroton Heights commercial district. The town is also discussing additional branch gas lines that would bring service to Middlesex Middle School and the Noroton Heights Fire Station, neither of which is far from West Avenue. Stevenson said in January that town officials were also hoping to get gas service to Darien High School and Royle School, off of Mansfield Avenue.


Stevenson: ‘Final Details’ Stage for Agreement to Expand Natural Gas Service in Darien

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First Selectman Jayme Stevenson says town officials are “finishing the details” for an agreement with Eversource to expand natural gas service in town, including along all of West Avenue, and town officials want the service to extend to the high school and Royle School. Noroton Heights Fire Station on Noroton Avenue would also get natural gas as a result of the project, and town officials want to extend a line up Hollow Tree Ridge Road to Middlesex Middle School for service there, Stevenson said. Typically, natural gas is expected to be available to homes and businesses directly along the route to new locations like these — in this case from West Avenue. “We’re moving forward with putting the final details on the [natural] gas expansion project development agreement,” Stevenson said. “I’ve been talking with [Darien Public Schools Superintendent] Dr. [Dan] Brenner about it.”