Line D9 Pipeline Project | Atmos Energy

Line D9 Pipeline Project

Line D9 Replacement Project Overview

Line D9 is part of the pipeline system delivering natural gas to the neighborhoods designated in the map below.  We have been replacing aging underground pipelines as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and reliability of our natural gas pipeline system.

Starting in January 2018, we will be in your neighborhood replacing the high-pressure natural gas pipeline, designated by Atmos Energy as Line D9. This will enable us to continue safely serving the growing number of new homes and businesses in your neighborhood and the greater DFW area for generations to come.

Latest Update 

Week of October,8th 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

  •  We have completed the bore from Sir Lancelot to King Arthur.
  •  We have completed the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
  •  We have completed the open cut section on Afton to Kimberly Drive.Continue putting fences and sod throughout the project.
  • Continue working on the bore across Merlin Drive in Castle Hills. We are currently 95% complete.
  • Continue the final restoration process for the North portion of Cromwell.

Neighborhood Logistics

Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

  • Cromwell Drive is shut down with a detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
  • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
  • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

Restoration

As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

Other Updates

As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

Week of October, 1st 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

  • We have completed the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive.
  • We have completed the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
  • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. 
  • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive in the cul de sac.
  • We have completed the bore from Sir Lancelot to King Arthur.
  • We have completed the bore across Merlin Drive in Castle Hills.
  • We will be flaring October 23rd or 24th. 
  • Construction is currently 95% complete. 

Neighborhood Logistics

Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

  •  Afton Dr. will be closed starting  10/5/2018 and will remain closed until the end of the month while the remaining sections of pipe are installed.
  • The alley behind Homestead Ln. will remain closed for another 2-3 weeks.  The concrete is currently being poured for the alley and driveways.
  • Restoration is almost complete on Cromwell Drive will open sometime next week.  
  • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is now open.
  • Restoration is complete at Rosemeade Rec Center. 

The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

Restoration

As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

Other Updates

As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

Week of September, 10th 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

  • We have completed the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive.
  • We have completed the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
  • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. 
  • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 95% finished with this portion.
  • Begin the final restoration process for the North portion of Cromwell.
  • Set up and begin the bore across Merlin Drive and Castle Hills.

Neighborhood Logistics

Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

  • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
  • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
  • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

Restoration

As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

Other Updates

As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

Week of September, 3rd 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

  • We have completed the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive.
  • We have completed the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
  • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 90% complete.
  • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 80% finished with this portion.
  • Begin the final restoration process for the North portion of Cromwell.

Neighborhood Logistics

Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

  • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
  • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
  • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

Restoration

As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

Other Updates

As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

Week of August, 27th 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

  • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
  • We are making the tie-ins at Van Winkle Drive at the open cut to the bore area.
  • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 40% complete.
  • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 60% complete.
  • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 85% complete.
  • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 70% finished with this portion.
  • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive

Week of September, 3rd 2018

Construction Update

Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

    • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
    • We are making the tie-ins at Van Winkle Drive at the open cut to the bore area.
    • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 65% complete.
    • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 85% complete.
    • We have completed the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
    • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 75% finished with this portion.

    Neighborhood Logistics

    Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

    • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
    • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
    • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

    The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

    Restoration

    As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

    If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

    Other Updates

    As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

    Week of August, 27th 2018

    Construction Update

    Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

    • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
    • We are making the tie-ins at Van Winkle Drive at the open cut to the bore area.
    • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 40% complete.
    • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 60% complete.
    • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 85% complete.
    • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 70% finished with this portion.
    • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive

    Neighborhood Logistics

    Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

    • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
    • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
    • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

    The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

    Restoration

    As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

    If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

    Other Updates

    As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

    Week of August, 20th 2018

    Construction Update

    Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

      • We have completed the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.
      • We have completed the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
      • We have completed the sidewalks, walkways, sprinklers and sod on Cromwell Drive from Elizabeth to Chesterfield.
      • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
      • We are making the tie-ins at Van Winkle Drive at the open cut to the bore area.
      • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 25% complete.
      • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 55% complete.
      • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 85% complete.
      • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 70% finished with this portion.
      • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive

      Neighborhood Logistics

      Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

      • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
      • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
      • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

      The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

      Restoration

      As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

      If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

      Other Updates

      As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

      Week of August, 20th 2018

      Construction Update

      Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.
        • We have completed the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • We have completed the sidewalks, walkways, sprinklers and sod on Cromwell Drive from Elizabeth to Chesterfield.
        • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
        • We are making the tie-ins at Van Winkle Drive at the open cut to the bore area.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 25% complete.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 55% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 85% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 70% finished with this portion.
        • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere. As a reminder, if you smell gas, please call 911 and the Atmos Energy emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of August 13th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.
        • We have completed the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • We have completed the sidewalks, walkways, sprinklers and sod on Cromwell Drive from Elizabeth to Chesterfield.
        • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Wallingsford Lane to FM 544. We are currently 15% complete.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive. We are currently 45% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 85% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 65% finished with this portion.
        • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

         

        Week of July 30th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.
        • We have completed the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • We have completed the sidewalks, walkways, sprinklers and sod on Cromwell Drive from Elizabeth to Chesterfield.
        • We have completed the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
        • Begin preparation for the bore across King Arthur from the golf course.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Cromwell Drive to Branch Hollow Drive.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 80% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 65% finished with this portion.
        • Begin work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

         

        Week of July 30th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.
        • We have completed the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • We have completed the sidewalks, walkways, sprinklers and sod on Cromwell Drive from Elizabeth to Chesterfield.
        • Final preparation for the bore from Sir Percival to Castle Hills Elementary.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 80% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 65% finished with this portion.
        • Begin preparation work for the open cut section in the alleyway off of Freshwater Drive.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544. We hope to complete this bore Thursday.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of July 23rd, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Merlin to Van Winkle.
        • We have completed the tie in on Cromwell drive and we are in the process of replacing the sidewalks and will continue restoration.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive. We are currently about 70% complete.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 65% finished with this portion.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace. We are looking to complete that bore next week.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544. We hope to complete this bore Thursday.
        • Complete the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark. We hope to complete this by Monday or Tuesday.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of July 16th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore from Merlin to Van Winkle.
        • We have completed the tie in on Cromwell drive and we are in the process of replacing the sidewalks and will continue restoration.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 65% finished with this portion.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace. We are looking to complete that bore next week.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544. We hope to complete this bore early next week.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark. We hope to complete this bore next week or early the week after.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of July 9th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the concrete work in the Rosemeade Recreation Center. The concrete is cured and we will get it re-striped.
        • We have completed the tie in on Cromwell drive and we are in the process of replacing the sidewalks and will continue restoration.
        • We are swabbing and cleaning the bore from Merlin to Van Winkle in preparation of pulling the bore this week or early next week.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive to Kimberly. We are currently about 25% finished with this portion.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of July 2nd, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore Rosemeade Park to Elizabeth Drive.
        • We have completed the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to HOA green space.
        • We have completed the open cut in the Rosemeade Recreation Center. We are waiting for it to cure and will get the parking lot striped.
        • We have completed the tie-in on Cromwell drive and we are beginning grading the right of way for restoration as well as replacing concrete in the street where needed.
        • Continue working the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Continue working the open cut section on Afton Drive. Pipe is being delivered and welded and the old pipe will be removed.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of June 24th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore Rosemeade Park to Elizabeth Drive.
        • We have completed the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to HOA green space.
        • We have completed the open cut in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.
        • Begin the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Begin backfilling and replacing the concrete in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.
        • We have completed the tie in on Cromwell drive and we are beginning grading the right of way for restoration as well as replacing concrete in the street where needed.
        •  Begin the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Begin the open cut section on Afton Drive. Pipe is being delivered and welded and the old pipe will be removed.
        • Continue to pour the concrete and clean up in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • Continue to work on the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of June 18th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore Rosemeade Park to Elizabeth Drive.
        • We have completed the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to HOA green space.
        • We have completed the open cut in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.
        • Begin the open cut section from Branch Hollow Drive to Van Winkle Drive.
        • Begin backfilling and replacing the concrete in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Complete the tie in on Cromwell Drive and begin sidewalk replacement and other restoration.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544. 
        • Continue to work on the bore from Freshwater Drive to Rosemeade Waterpark.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of June 11th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        •  We have completed the bore Rosemeade Park to Elizabeth Drive.
        • We have completed the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to HOA green space.
        • Continue welding and staging pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Continue open cut section from Chesterfield Drive to Elizabeth Drive.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • Continue repairing and replacing concrete in the Rosemeade Waterpark parking lot.
        • Continue welding and installing pipe and the open cut section of the Rosemeade Recreation Center.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (sprinkler systems, grass, etc…) following the completion of construction.

        If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of June 4th, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed the bore Rosemeade Park to Elizabeth Drive.
        • Hydro-test completed for bore from Branch Hollow Drive to HOA green space. We plan on starting and completing this bore by mid-week.
        • Begin stringing pipe along Freshwater Drive for the bore from Freshwater to the Rosemeade Waterpark greenspace.
        • Begin open cut section from Chesterfield Drive to Elizabeth Drive.
        • Begin stringing pipe and welding for the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to the HOA green space.
        • Continue to work on the bore from King Arthur to FM 544.
        • Continue repairing and replacing concrete in the Rosemeade Waterpark parking lot.
        • Continue welding and installing pipe and the open cut section of the Rosemeade Recreation Center.

        Neighborhood Logistics
        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with a detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Recreation Center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations and specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration
        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction. If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process at here.

        Other Updates
        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released into the atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of May 21st, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction began construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • We have completed hydrovacing and locating foreign utilities.
        • Begin work for the bore from FM 544 to King Arthur
        • Begin stringing pipe and welding for the bore from Rosemeade Parkway to Elizabeth Street
        • Begin stringing pipe and welding for the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to the HOA green space.
        • Begin the stringing pipe and open cut on Cromwell from Barclay to Chesterfield.
        • Begin stringing pipe and the open cut in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.

        Neighborhood Logistics
        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • Cromwell Drive is shut down with a detour around Elizabeth. All alleys are open. The street has one lane open on the weekends and after hours for emergency vehicles only.
        • Access alley off of Freshwater Drive is closed.
        • Various spaces in the Rosemeade Rec center are closed but traffic control signs will direct you to the open space.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations and specific instructions have been included in the individual door tags.

        Restoration
        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction. If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process here.

        Other Updates
        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

        Week of May 14, 2018

        Construction Update

        Atmos Energy has selected Watkins Construction as the contractor for the D9 Replacement Project. Watkins Construction will begin construction on Monday, May 14th and will have crews working in the following areas this week:

        • Continue to locate foreign utilities using the hydro vacuum truck
        • Begin work from for the bore from FM 544 to King Arthur
        • Begin stringing pipe and welding for the bore from Rosemeade Parkway to Elizabeth Street
        • Begin stringing pipe and welding for the bore from Branch Hollow Drive to the HOA green space.
        • Begin the stringing pipe and open cut on Cromwell from Barclay to Chesterfield.
        • Begin stringing pipe and the open cut in the Rosemeade Recreation Center.

        Neighborhood Logistics

        Atmos Energy has placed door tags on front doors concerning updates around Neighborhood Logistics in the following areas:

        • 3100 Block of Afton
        • Wallingford Ln & King Arthur Blvd.
        • Alley between Derby Run and Kimberly Dr.

        The information contained on these door tags pertains to logistics around trash pick and mail pickup locations. Specific instructions have been included on the individual door tags.

        Restoration

        As a reminder, Atmos Energy will be restoring items within the 50 ft easement (for example, sprinkler systems, grass, etc.) following the completion of construction. If there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of or if you experience damage outside of the 50 ft easement as a result of this project, please follow the damage claim process at here.

        Other Updates

        As part of this project, Atmos Energy will be removing portions of the abandoned pipeline to facilitate the new construction. Although the abandoned pipeline will no longer have gas in it, it is possible that the smell used in odorizing natural gas may linger in the abandoned pipeline. During the removal process, this smell may be released to atmosphere.

        If you smell gas please leave the area immediately and call 911 and Atmos Energy's 24/7 emergency number 866-322-8667.

         

        May 2, 2018

        Atmos Energy to Flare Natural Gas in Carrollton

        CARROLLTON, Texas (May 2, 2018) - Atmos Energy crews and contractors will oversee a controlled natural gas flaring on May 11th from approximately 7 a..m. to 10 p.m. at the southwest corner of Old Denton Rd and Frankford Rd. The company will be replacing a section of natural gas pipeline in the area.

        “Flaring” is a standard industry practice to safely burn natural gas that must be removed from a specific section of pipeline so employees can work on the pipe. People in the area will notice a large, controlled flame and moderate noise during this process. Atmos Energy employees will be on site to monitor the process as natural gas is vented into the atmosphere.

        Carrollton City Staff, Fire Department and Police Department are being advised of the flaring prior to the work beginning May 11th.

        For an informational video explaining why Atmos Energy performs flaring operations click, here.

        PDF icon City of Carrolton Flaring Press Release - 5/11/18

        Week of April 6, 2018 

        Atmos Energy has completed the pre-construction activities for the Line D9 Replacement Project. Due to the substantial rain over the month of February and into March, the original Pipeline Construction start has been delayed until the middle to end of April. The pipeline Construction completion is still anticipated for November 2018. We will update this website once the start date has been finalized with the contractor.

        Over the course of this project, Atmos Energy will utilize this website to update residents on the status of construction and neighborhood logistics as well as any other updates regarding this project. 

        Who is Atmos Energy? 

        If you have natural gas service in your home, it is very likely that Atmos Energy is your natural gas provider.  Atmos Energy is headquartered in Dallas, and traces its roots in this area back to the early 1900’s as Lone Star Gas.  Today Atmos Energy serves over three million natural gas distribution customers in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West. Atmos Energy also manages one of the largest intrastate natural gas pipeline systems in Texas.


        I thought natural gas pipelines were only located in streets and alleys.  How is this pipeline different? 

        Pipelines that deliver gas to residences and businesses within city limits are most often smaller diameter “distribution” lines, and these are usually located under streets and alleys.  However, there are also larger diameter “transmission” lines that typically operate at higher pressures and are located in private easements.  This particular pipeline is a transmission line located within a private easement. 

        Why is this pipeline being replaced? 

        As with all infrastructure, pipeline infrastructure must be replaced from time to time to ensure its safety and to support the growth in the DFW area.  The replacement of this pipeline, originally constructed in 1955, will ensure continued safe and reliable service to our customers.

         

        When will the project begin and how long will it last? 

        Engineering is already underway, and detailed survey as well as subsurface utility studies along the right-of-way began in early January 2017.  Right–of-way preparation and preconstruction activities will begin in January 2018, with actual construction beginning in approximately March 2018.  Physical construction is expected to take approximately nine months.  As with all construction projects of this size, it is possible that these dates will change - we will do our best to keep you posted if this occurs.  Also, please note that because of our construction sequencing, some areas along the pipeline will see construction begin sooner than others.


        How will my property be affected?

        The answer depends on several factors, including the location of your property in relation to the pipeline and the location of any obstacles/encroachments within the right-of-way.  Once the detailed survey and engineering work is complete, affected property owners will be contacted to discuss the impact on their individual properties and any impact on adjacent streets and alleys.  However, you should be aware that along a significant portion of this pipeline replacement project, there will be excavation within the right-of-way.  This will require that all obstacles/encroachments within the right-of-way be removed, at least for the duration of construction.  We will work with individual landowners to determine how this will affect their property and what steps can be taken to minimize any impact.  


        I didn’t know about this pipeline until just now - what has Atmos Energy done to make residents aware of this?

        The pipeline easement is a publicly recorded document, and pipeline rights-of-way are often shown on subdivision plats.  The pipeline itself is identified by pipeline markers that show the approximate location of the pipeline.  Each pipeline marker contains information that identifies the company that operates the pipeline, the product transported, and a phone number that should be called in the event of an emergency.  Federal law requires these markers to be placed along the right-of-way and also prohibit anyone from tampering with, defacing, damaging or removing a pipeline marker.  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of Pipeline Safety has developed the National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) to provide information about gas transmission and liquid transmission operators and their pipelines.  The NPMS web site is searchable by zip code, or by county and state, and can display a county map that is printable.  Please go to www.npms.phmsa.dot.gov for more information.



        What is the difference between an easement and a right-of-way?

        The easement that affects your property is a written agreement, recorded in the public records, that grants a property right to Atmos Energy or its predecessor to allow it to construct, operate and maintain one or more pipelines across a particular property.  It is a perpetual right that “runs with the land” and is binding on current property owners, even if property was sold or conveyed from the original landowner who granted the easement.  The right-of-way is the specific area identified in the easement within which Atmos Energy can construct, operate and maintain its facilities.  In some cases rights-of-way are defined to a specific distance (for example, fifty (50) or seventy-five (75) feet wide), but can also be undefined (i.e., blanket).  A survey is usually required to see exactly how the right-of-way affects a particular property.  Rights-of-way are sometimes shown on plats with local governments, although they are not always accurate.  The easement itself will tell you the extent of the right-of-way. 


        Will you need to clear trees from the pipeline right-of-way? 

        Given that excavation will occur within the right-of-way, yes.  Over time, tree growth inhibits Atmos Energy's ability to access the pipeline quickly in the event of an emergency, conduct required right-of-way surveillance and leak surveys, and perform routine maintenance in accordance with required federal/state inspections. In order to perform these critical activities, pipeline maintenance personnel must be able to easily and safely access the pipeline right-of-way, as well as areas on either side of the pipeline.  Keeping trees, shrubs, buildings, fences, and other structures and encroachments well away from the pipelines promotes maintenance of pipeline integrity and safety. In addition, the root systems of many trees and large shrubs can grow against or around pipelines damaging the coating and even denting the pipeline. That type of underground damage can result in leaks and potential harm to the public.  To avoid such damage, Atmos Energy needs to remove trees from the right-of-way.

        What will happen to other features such as fences, decks, carports, and landscaping that are located within the right-of-way? 

        Each encroachment will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis to evaluate the impact to Atmos Energy's ability to construct this particular project, as well as its ongoing ability to operate, maintain, and repair the new pipeline in the future.  If the encroachment does not pose a risk and does not interfere with the operations, maintenance, and replacement of the pipeline, an Encroachment Agreement will be presented to each landowner. The landowner will be asked to sign the agreement, acknowledging that the encroachment can remain for the time being and ensuring Atmos Energy's right to remove the encroachment in the future, if necessary.  If the encroachment does impede and affect Atmos Energy's ability to carry out operations, maintenance and replacement of the pipeline, the landowner will be given the opportunity to have the encroachment removed.  If the encroachment is not removed in a timely manner, Atmos Energy will remove the encroachment.


        How will this affect my neighborhood? 

        During the physical construction phase, temporary traffic re-routes may be necessary to accommodate construction equipment.  Work will be performed under local ordinances and standards to minimize disruption.  Work in and immediately adjacent to public schools is anticipated to be performed over the summer months.  Atmos Energy is working with municipal services, such as garbage collection, to help ensure there are no disruptions to these services.


        Have the City of Carrollton, the Denton County Fresh Water Supply District and Denton County officials been notified of this work? 

        Yes. Both staff and elected officials have been informed about the project. Atmos Energy will be closely coordinating such work as project plans are finalized.


        Are there other issues about the pipeline right-of-way that I should be aware of?

        Yes. Keeping trees, shrubs, fences and buildings off of the right-of-way are essential for effective monitoring.  Even temporary buildings can inhibit inspection of the pipeline.

        The following plants are allowed on Atmos Energy’s right of way. These plants have less than 4’ growth potential and a non-intrusive root system. They are also local to the North Texas climate. 

        PDF iconAtmos Energy Approved Vegetation

        Groundcover

        PerennialOrnamental GrassShrub 
        Ajuga

        Autumn Salvia 

        Berkeley's SedgeAgave 
        Asian Jasmine

        Black-Eyed-Susan 

        Gulf MuhlyAmerican BeautyBerry 
        Creeping Juiper

        Blackfoot Daisy 

        Hameln's FountainBarberry 
        Creeping Rosemary

        Blue Mealy Sage 

        Mexican FeatherCast Iron Plant 

        Lirope, regular or giant 

        Calylophus 

        Color Guard Yucca 

        Mondo Grass 

        Cone Flower 

        Compact Nandina 

        Purple Euonymus 

        Creeping Lantana 

        Drift Rose 

        Daylily 

        Dwarf Boxwood 

        Dwarf Mexican Petunia 

        Dwarf Chinese Holly 

        Flame Acanthus 

        Dwarf Indian Hawthorn 

        Garden Phlox 

        Dwarf Spiera 

        Gaura 

        Dwarf Variegated 

        Holly Fern 

        Dwarf Yaupon Holly 

        Lamb’s Ear 

        Flirt Nandina 

        Wood Fern 

        Harbor Dwarf Nandina 
        Miniature Crape Myrtle 
        Rose Creek Abelia 
        Rosemary 
        Spreading Yew 
        Variegated Abelia 
        Wheeler’s Dwarf 

        Atmos Energy to Replace High-Pressure Pipeline Through Castle Hills in 2018

         This letter is a follow-up to our January 2017 letter regarding the replacement of a natural gas transmission pipeline.  This pipeline is part of the pipeline system delivering natural gas to the gas utility serving your neighborhood.  We have been replacing aging underground pipelines as part of our continuing effort to enhance the safety and reliability of our natural gas pipeline system.  This pipeline, originally constructed in 1955, is located in a private easement and is well marked throughout the neighborhood.  Atmos Energy has been working with District 1-A, County and State officials to advise them of the project.

         As with all infrastructure, pipelines and related facilities must be updated periodically to assure safety and to support the growth in the DFW area.  Pipeline transportation is one of the safest and most cost-effective ways to transport natural gas. To remain safe and reliable, and to meet increasing energy demands, Atmos Energy is continually monitoring its system and upgrading facilities across its areas of operation. 

        We want to ensure that these facility improvements are effectively managed to enhance safety for those living or working near them and to minimize disruption that often accompanies such projects.  For example, work through the school property will be conducted in summer to minimize traffic disruptions.

        ANTICIPATED PROJECT SCHEDULE                

        Post Engineering Communication with
        Regulatory, Community, and Property Owners  

        February 1, 2018 – June 2018
        Resolution to Encroachment related issuesFebruary 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018
        Preconstruction Activities including Right-of-Way Preparation February 1, 2018 – May 1, 2018  
        Pipeline Construction Start DateApril 1, 2018 – August 31, 2018
        Pipeline Construction CompletionNovember 2018 

        When we get to your immediate area, some neighborhood services might be affected depending on your location. We will communicate with you directly if that may occur.

        Trash Pickup
        If your trash pickup is impacted, we will leave a door hanger notifying you of any changes to your regular trash pickup.

        Mail
        If mail delivery service is impacted, a bank of mailboxes will be installed to collect and distribute mail, pending additional instructions from the city and postal authorities.

        Emergency Services
        Emergency services have been notified of the construction plan.

        Parking Information
        Parking may be interrupted during construction to ensure the safety of workers and homeowners.

        School Bus Routes
        Potential changes to school bus routes will be coordinated through the school district.  

        General Damage Claim Process

        The process for addressing potential damage claims related to Atmos Energy’s Line D-9 replacement project is set out below.  Please note that many of the items damaged during construction inside the 50’ easement area (for example, sprinkler systems and grass) will be restored following completion of construction.  There is no need to process those damages as a “claim” because they will be addressed post-construction.  However, if there is something unique that you would like Atmos Energy to be aware of, or if you experience damage outside of the 50’ easement, then please consider that a “claim” and follow the steps set out below.  Your point of contact to initiate this process (or for questions) will be your designated ROW Agent. 

        General Damage Claim Process.pdf