Bellevue Loop Project – Phase 1
Piedmont is working hard to deliver safe and reliable natural gas throughout our Tennessee region. As part of this commitment, we are working diligently every day on the safe operation, design and installation of our natural gas transmission system and local distribution networks.
In response to the increased demand for natural gas in Davidson County, Tenn., Piedmont Natural Gas plans to install approximately 200 feet of pipeline along U.S. Highway 70 South near the intersection of U.S. Highway 70 South and Harpeth Valley Road. This project will address the increased demand and continue providing safe, affordable and reliable natural gas service to the area.
We have met with local officials, landowners and other stakeholders to hear viewpoints from across our community. Our goal is to take our neighbors’ concerns into consideration while meeting our customers’ needs.
Projected Project Schedule
- Route Studies, Field Surveys and Design: Summer 2023
- Permitting/Land Acquisition: Summer 2023
- Construction: October-December 2023
- Final Restoration: 2024
Planned Project Map
Our goal is to minimize the impact of our construction activities on property owners, the community and the environment. We take all factors into consideration, including environmentally sensitive areas, impacts on rare plant and animal species and landowner concerns and requests.
We realize construction can be disruptive and challenging for the community, but we are committed to making the process as smooth as possible. Here’s what we have been doing:
- Communicating with property owners to discuss expectations during construction and restoration.
- Being mindful of pedestrian and traffic safety during construction.
- As we near the completion of construction, any disturbed rights of way will be stabilized and then restored as closely as possible to their preexisting condition.
Our crews will do their best to maintain traffic flow, but intermittent traffic delays are possible during construction. Signage will be displayed along roadways and sidewalks to inform commuters and pedestrians of any lane closures and detours. Traffic control will start mid-morning to minimize impact to commuters and schools.
Safety and Environmental Protection
Piedmont’s No. 1 priority is the safety of our natural gas infrastructure, our communities and our employees. We build multiple and redundant safety systems into all aspects of our natural gas infrastructure.
Piedmont is committed to protecting significant cultural sites, environmentally sensitive areas and endangered species. We work with appropriate federal and state agencies and comply with applicable laws and regulations. Beyond that, Piedmont has its own standards designed to minimize the impact of our construction activities on surrounding areas.