Franklin Pike Project
In response to the continued growth in and around Nashville, Tenn., Piedmont Natural Gas plans to install a new 6-inch transmission line and 16-inch distribution line along Franklin Pike.
This important infrastructure improvement project is needed to fulfill our commitment to help provide safe, reliable natural gas service to our customers.
- Location: Nashville, Tenn., along the Franklin Pike corridor
- Timing: This project is being constructed in two phases.
- Phase 1 began construction in April 2021 and included addition of a new 6-inch transmission line from the existing Forest Acres Regulator Station to a new regulator station located just south of the Oak Hill Assembly Church. This portion of the project is on track for completion in early to mid-August, with some follow-up activities related to general site restoration continuing into mid-October. Construction services are being provided by Northstar Energy Services, Inc.
- Phase 2 began construction in July 2021 and will include addition of a new 16-inch distribution line from the new Oak Hill Regulator Station to Woodmont Boulevard. This portion of the project is anticipated to last 15 months, with construction services being provided by Triton Construction Inc. Work generally will be performed from north to south, with businesses and residents along the route being contacted ahead of anticipated work in their immediate area.
Increased traffic may occur throughout the project as a result of temporary lane closures. Signage will be posted along the route to inform residents and commuters of ongoing work.
Phase 1 only: Traffic Control measures will be provided by Professional Traffic Control Services, LLC.
Expected lane closures and duration (Phase 2 only): We anticipate rolling closures to be no longer than 2,000 feet at a time (including tapers) for the two inbound lanes throughout the life of the project. Superior Traffic Control, LLC is providing traffic control measures, and Solaren Risk Management LLP is providing traffic security.
Working hours: As designated by Metro Nashville and the Tennessee Department of Transportation, working hours will be Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-sunset, with some prep activities occurring between 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Barriers will remain in place in closed sections, even during non-work hours.
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 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.