Nashville Area (Bordeaux/Whites Creek)
Routine Piedmont Natural Gas Projects Scheduled in the Nashville Area
Piedmont Natural Gas is proud to support Nashville’s growth and development by providing safe, reliable and affordable natural gas to homes and businesses.
These projects are part of Piedmont’s normal natural gas operations scheduled throughout our three-state service area. Piedmont performs projects such as these for a variety of reasons, including:
- Our routine inspection program to maintain the safety and reliability of our pipelines
- Our ongoing commitment to the Federal Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety and inspection standards – applicable to all natural gas utilities and pipeline system operators
- To support future growth of our communities and their increased demand for natural gas by adding capacity to our system
Bordeaux - Piedmont will be constructing 5 miles of 20-inch pipe and 1 mile of 12-inch pipe. The route will follow new and existing easements, beginning near the intersection of Tucker Road and West Hamilton Road and ending in Whites Creek, Tenn., north of Old Hickory Blvd. Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and is expected to conclude within a year.*
This project will allow Piedmont to continue meeting federal safety standards and keep up with Nashville’s growth and increased demand for natural gas.
*External factors may impact the details, routes and timing of these projects. Project construction dates were updated January 2020.
Piedmont Natural Gas carefully considers all the factors when planning a route, including:
- Safety and reliability
- Environmental and cultural impacts
- Disruption to existing homes, businesses and local commuters
We are dedicated to finding the best possible route that causes the least amount of disruption, and we work individually with property owners well in advance of construction to make as many reasonable accommodations as possible.
Piedmont Natural Gas and Safety
Piedmont’s No. 1 priority is the safety of our natural gas delivery system, our customers, our communities and our employees.
We design, construct, operate and maintain our natural gas lines in accordance with local, state and federal regulations and requirements. We conduct regular inspections using a variety of state-of-the-art techniques, and our ongoing commitment to safety and reliability continues as long as a natural gas line remains in service.
What You Can Expect
Here’s a look at some of the things you can expect before and during construction:
- Piedmont Natural Gas / contractor workers in your area Monday through Saturday, between the approximate hours of 7 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Temporary construction access from public roads to our project right of way
- Possible slowed traffic or minor traffic delays in the areas of our project route
- Cleanup and restoration of everything to its original condition – or better
- Working with you to address any special concerns you may have
How Piedmont Preserves Environmentally Sensitive Areas
Piedmont is committed to protecting significant cultural sites, environmentally sensitive areas and endangered species. We work with appropriate federal and state agencies, and fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations. Beyond that, Piedmont has its own standards designed to minimize the impact of our construction activities on surrounding areas.
Some of these projects may require horizontal directional drilling, a technique used to minimize the amount of disruption to the area by using a single entry point and exit point to dig underground.
Piedmont will transplant existing trees and bushes as we are able, and we will compensate property owners for trees that are removed. Property owners will be able to replant outside of the project right of way.
Piedmont Natural Gas employees not only work in Nashville, they also are active and engaged members of the community. As part of this project, Piedmont is committed to limiting tree removal to only what is absolutely necessary to maintain a clear right of way in order to inspect, maintain and protect our natural gas delivery system, as required by federal safety and inspection regulations.