Q1: Why is this project necessary?
At Questar Gas, we are committed to providing safe, reliable natural
gas service at the lowest possible cost.
In recent years, as part of our continuing efforts to meet growing
demand for natural gas while improving overall system integrity,
we have begun replacing vital sections of our underground pipeline
system serving the Wasatch Front. In most cases we are replacing
older pipe with newer, stronger and larger diameter pipe.
These new pipelines carry more supplies, enabling us to better
serve the growing number of new homes and businesses in Utah.
They also enhance safety and reliability by making our system
easier to monitor and maintain. Some of the older sections of
our system have pipe in varying diameters, ranging from six to
20 inches. Replacing these with pipe of the same diameter makes
them accessible to “smart tools. These tools -- commonly
known as “pigs” -- use MRI technology to inspect the
pipe interior, making it possible to detect and correct potential
problems before they occur.
Q2: Will my natural gas service
be affected by construction?
No. Redundancies in Questar Gas’s system should make it
possible to replace the existing pipeline without interrupting
service to any customers.
Q3: Will construction affect my
If your property is on or adjacent to the right-of-way, you will
receive a prior notice by mail alerting you to construction. Questar
Gas works closely with residents and city officials to minimize
potential impacts on residents’ property. If Questar Gas
does need to access its legal right-of-way to work on or near
your property, the company will make reasonable efforts to ensure
the landscape is returned as closely as possible to its previous
state. This does not include replacement, repair or compensation
for unauthorized structures, plants, objects and etc. currently
located within the right-of-way.
Residents can make the process easier by making sure that items
such as large, deep-rooted trees, concrete slabs, sheds, fences
or other structures do not encroach upon Questar Gas’s right-of-way.
These items not only violate right-of-way policy but also pose
a safety hazard and may hinder the company’s ability to
reach its pipeline in emergencies or to perform necessary maintenance.
For more information about what is and is not allowed on pipeline
rights-of-way, request a company brochure by contacting a Questar
Gas representative at (801) 324-3149 or
view the brochure online at www.questargas.com
Q4. Will streets be closed or access
to private driveways restricted during construction?
Some construction will require temporary lane closures and/or
detours. Questar Gas intends to maintain traffic in both directions
on city streets at all times, however temporary lane restrictions
can be expected.
Private driveways and access to side streets may also occasionally
be blocked by excavation work. When not in use, open trenches
will be plated to maintain access during business hours, at night
and on weekends.
Any changes in traffic or access will be kept to a minimum and
will be as brief as possible.
Before construction starts in front of your home or business,
a company representative will contact you to discuss where you
would like access maintained. Signs notifying the public that
businesses are open during construction will be made available
for those who request them.
For the latest information on traffic impacts and lane restrictions,
visit the project home page or sign
up to receive weekly construction updates by email.
Residents can reduce the risk of accidents by driving carefully
in construction zones and keeping children away from the construction
site. Questar Gas works closely with city and state transportation
officials to ensure safety and minimize inconvenience to drivers
and pedestrians during construction.
Q5. Whom can I contact if I have
questions or concerns?
If you have questions or concerns, please e-mail
us or call Questar Gas’s Feeder Line 6 information hotline
at (801) 324-5548.