HATTIESBURG, Miss. (WDAM) — Construction began Monday on Spire’s pipeline expansion project that will provide west Hattiesburg a new energy option: natural gas.
The project will run 3.8 miles of pipe alongside U.S., 98.
Disruption to traffic is expected to be minimal, with the entire construction process expected to take four to six months.
The expansion was approved this past October by the Mississippi Public Service Commission.
“With current and expected growth in west Hattiesburg, there is an increasing interest in affordable and reliable energy,” said Joe Hampton, president of Spire Alabama, Mississippi and Gulf Coast.
“Breaking ground gets us one step closer to bringing natural gas to the growing community.”
The new pipeline will not only expand service for existing and future residential customers in the area, it will also extend service to businesses that have already expressed interest in natural gas.
“We are excited about Spire’s expansion along the Highway 98 corridor, and what it will bring to the area,” said Adam Pittman, a Hattiesburg resident and owner of Columbia Block and Brick. “Natural gas has great value, and it’s helpful as a new energy source to heat and fuel our homes and businesses.”
As construction continues, updates will be available on Spire’s website at spireenergy.com/natural-gas-west-hattiesburg.