Columbia Gas has started a yearlong gas main replacement project on the northern side of Oberlin.
Work began last week on East Lorain Street near Artino Street.
The project will involve replacing lines in nearly half the city of Oberlin, with most of the work taking place on the northern side of town. In early February, Oberlin city manager Rob Hillard said the project was expected to continue until at least the end of the year.
While the project isn’t expected to involve tearing up any roadways in the city, traffic slowdowns are expected. On Monday, traffic was reduced to one lane on a section of Lorain Street.
Residents who live in the project area can expect digging in their yards, which may involve tearing up sidewalks and driveways. Any disrupted areas will be restored by Columbia Gas, according to Hillard.