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Great Plains Natural Gas will replace existing natural gas main pipelines and service lines in a section of Redwood Falls over the next few months, in the neighborhood on the western side of Redwood Falls, north of Highway 19, on the streets and alleys near the west entrance to Ramsey Park.

The Redwood Falls project is expected to begin on Thursday, May 19, and will take one or two months, depending on weather and other unanticipated delays. The work will require short interruptions of natural gas service for customers. Work at specific properties may take only one week. A company representative will contact affected customers to schedule a brief shut-off, and then relight of appliances.

The replacement project is an on-going integrity management process to ensure the safety and reliability of the natural gas system. Through an evaluation, Great Plains identifies sections of pipe for replacement based on physical operation and maintenance components.