Several areas in Mid-Missouri will benefit from $13 million Ameren Missouri is investing in natural gas enhancements.
The St. Louis-based company currently is working on a replacement project just west of Southwest Boulevard in Jefferson City.
Crews are replacing aging pipe with new gas mains and services as part of the investment to upgrade infrastructure and increase the reliability of natural gas systems in Central Missouri, according to a news release. Work is focused on Columbia and Jefferson City and surrounding areas.
Throughout 2018, the company will undertake a number of projects to replace aging infrastructure with new polyethylene pipe, upgrade mains with larger gas mains to meet the demands of growing communities and loop the natural gas system together in some communities, allowing energy to be re-routed, if necessary.
It will soon start work on the west end of Jefferson City, near Del Ray and Ventura avenues, according to the company.
The utility provider also is replacing a portion of the gas system in California.