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Construction Crew Hits Gas Line in Downtown Farmington

Farmington city manager Vince Pastue said eight gas line breaks have occurred since construction started on the Grove Street and Warner Street projects.

A construction crew hit a 2-inch gas line on Warner Street Friday morning. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
A construction crew hit a 2-inch gas line on Warner Street Friday morning. Photo credit: Joni Hubred-Golden
Several residents on Warner Street were evacuated from their homes Friday morning, as Consumers Energy repaired a 2-inch gas line hit by a construction crew.

This is the eighth time crews have hit lines during construction on Grove and Warner Streets, city manager Vince Pastue said.

"After the fifth time, I shut them down for three days and had Consumers Power go through procedures with them and all their subcontractors," Pastue said. "That was early July."

In one or two of the incidents, he said, lines were mismarked.

Pastue said the city will look into recovering liquidated damages. The repair is expected to delay the project a few hours.
KP September 13, 2013 at 01:21 PM
Maybe next time the city has a project they will use MITN & bid their projects out to reputable contractors, no excuses for this happening this many times
Mary Burck September 14, 2013 at 07:58 AM
i read where they said they would give more training to the crew-pretty scary, how about training them first before you play with the big pipes!!
marilyn lennis September 14, 2013 at 11:30 AM
That is quite a record! Not to mention the amount of time it has taken to finish this project. There have been so many working days that I have walked by & not seen any action at this site. I guess they are not in a big hurry to finish. I wonder how much time they were given to complete this project. If I was a store owner at this location I would be livid!

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