Columbia Gas of Ohio will be starting a gas line replacement project in Columbus at the beginning of April. Credit: Columbia Gas of Ohio

Columbia Gas will replace gas lines in the University District starting this month, which is expected to impact about 115 customers.

Work will take place on Maynard, Wyandotte, Oakland and Alden avenues as well as on North Fourth Street.

According to a press release from the company, the utility provider will work street by street to replace gas lines and install new main lines, as well as lines leading up to customers’ homes. Customers will not be directly impacted until it comes time to connect their house to the new lines, at which point gas will be cut off for approximately two to four hours.

In addition to the new lines, any customer who currently has their gas meter inside their home will have it moved outside. Columbia Gas also said that it will repair any surface that is disturbed, including sidewalks, driveways, lawns and landscaping.

Columbia Gas expects the work to be completed in the fall and said that “once this work is complete, customers will have a gas system with state-of-the-art safety features.”

The utility provider said it invites customers to attend an open house to learn more about the project or to ask any questions they might have. The open house will take place at Indianola Church of Christ (Coffee Underground), 2141 Indianola Ave. at 6 p.m. on April 11.

Residents may also visit www.columbiagasohio.com/replacement for more information or contact Luka Papalko, external affairs specialist for Columbia Gas of Ohio, at 614-420-1376 or lpapalko@nisource.com.