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Washington Gas Pipeline Project

Update 11/24/19:

Following the Washington Gas Community meeting in Oct '18 PHCA discussed the proposed route at a monthly meeting and the community and association at large determined opposition to the proposed route through Pimmit Hills and instead favors a route along Magarity Rd and Rt 7.  PHCA created a Washington Gas Committee to oppose the proposed route.  Currently, Washington Gas has been granted the necessary permits from VDOT to install the pipeline through Pimmit Hills with construction planned to start in Spring 2020.

Recently VDOT has granted Washington Gas a permit to install a pipeline through Pimmit HIlls despite our objection. Please sign our Pimmit Hills Pipeline Petition to show your support.

Also, we will host an information meeting Mon, Dec 9th from 6-7pm at the Tysons-Pimmit Library.

http://chng.it/29RcQSsxSN



The following timeline chronicles the events predating the permit issuance:

  • December 2018 - WG submits a permit application to VDOT which is denied
  • April 2019 - WF files first appeal to VDOT for denial of permit 
  • May 2019 - PHCA Board issues a resolution opposing the pipeline to VDOT, and the PHCA Pipeline Committee sends detailed statement of opposition to VDOT
WG PHCA Resolution May 2019.pdf
  • July 2019 - VDOT issues second denial of permit to WG
  • August 2019 - Wash Gas attorney files second appeal to VDOT - to the Commissioner of Highways
  • September 2019 - PHCA issues second statement of opposition to VDOT Commissioner
  • October 2019 - Supervisor Foust, State Senator Howell, and Delegate Simon issue letter to VDOT Commissioner opposing transmission pipeline and in support of PHCA (link to letter)

WG Elected Officals Letter.pdf

  • October 2019 - VDOT rescinds denial for cause and states denial is administrative only
  • November 2019 - WG resubmits permit correcting administrative comment and receives permit from VDOT.

Update 10/13/18:

Washington Gas would like to change the pipeline path through Pimmit Hills from the Pimmit Hills Center to the existing regulator near Rt 7 / Pimmit via Peabody, Fisher, Cherri, Leonard, Cherri, Griffith and Pimmit.  They are also studying a route which would be west on Magarity and south on Rt 7.  Washington Gas held an information meeting with the community on October 3rd.  Please refer to Washington Gas' website on the project for general project information, FAQ's, and the presentation from October 3rd.

http://www.wgstrip1tysons.com

Past Information:

Here is summary information about the Washington Gas Pipeline Project (based on the presentation materials received from Washington Gas).

The PHCA Washington Gas Committee is still collecting feedback, questions, and concerns which will be submitted to Washington Gas before the project commences.  Please feel free to e-mail wg-pipeline@pimmithills.org.

What to expect before construction?

  1. Construction is permitted and approved by VDOT
  2. Final construction schedule determined
  3. Bring in equipment and material
  4. Send construction notifications
  5. Begin construction

What to expect during construction?

  1. Temporary traffic control
  2. Construction vehicles and equipment
  3. Pavement excavation
  4. Still plates
  5. Temporary restoration

What to expect after construction?

  1. Permanent restoration
  2. Construction vehicles and equipment removed
  3. Temporary traffic control removed

 



Below are computer generated images of visual impact by Above Ground Regulation Station at Pimmit Barn 


 

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