Mt. Pleasant drivers could see traffic delays from gas line project

VIDEO: Gas line installation expected to cause delays in Mount Pleasant

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCSC) - Dominion Energy is planning to install new gas lines along Mathis Ferry Road, which could cause delays for Mount Pleasant drivers in the coming weeks.

Drivers in the area may already have noticed wooden fenced areas and flags along the side of the road between Bowman Road and Wingo Way.

Dominion Energy spokesman Paul Fischer says that is the first preparation for the work along the four-mile stretch of Mathis Ferry Road.

When complete, it will provide natural gas to about 30 existing commercial customers, including businesses, restaurants and retail stores in the area.

Fischer says residential customers in this area will have the choice to switch to natural gas as well. They will be able to check to see if they are in reach of this area on Dominion’s website once the project is finished.

Fischer says putting in this new gas line helps fulfil the demand for clean, reliable, and affordable energy in this growing area.

Nighttime lane closures are expected later in this project, but the utility does not yet have a finalized schedule for those closures. When they do occur, Fischer says at least one of the two lanes will be open at all times. They hope to conduct all lane closures between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. to reduce traffic congestion. He says be notifying SCDOT and the Town of Mount Pleasant prior to any lane closures that might be needed.

The work is expected to be complete by second quarter, Fischer said.

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