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Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania began work Monday to replace gas lines in the Wyndham Hills community off Woodland Road in Spring Garden Township, according to a news release. Customers can expect interruptions in gas service as their old lines are switched over to new lines, a representative said.

The interruptions should last no longer than a day.

Columbia Gas is footing the $511,000 bill to replace 5,300 feet of natural gas pipelines with no cost passed on to the customer, the release said.

Columbia communications officer Russell Bedell said construction should be complete by the end of the summer.

"Work began today and is scheduled to be completed in August," he said Monday.

Crews will be working in the area of Woodland Road, Woodland Court, Glenwood Drive, Kentwood Lane, Dunster Road, Aqua Court and Summit Circle between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday for the length of the project. Some road closures are expected, according to the release.

Gas company employees will make personal contact with each customer prior to shutting off their gas. The employees, or in some cases contractors, will display ID badges complete with a photo when making customer contact, the news release said. Customers are encouraged to ask for ID and, if unsure the person knocking on their door is a Columbia representative, should call 1-888-460-4332 for Columbia Gas employee verification.

The current project is part of a $160 million statewide investment by Columbia Gas in upgrades to aging  underground infrastructure.

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