Energy Transfer received DEP approval for a major modification of their permit for the segment from Laborers Training Center (near Lincoln Hwy) to the area by Durant Court in Exton Station and Stonegate Court. This segment includes Lisa Drive, where sinkholes formed due to installation of the 16" pipeline via HDD. ET’s original permit was for installation of the 20" pipeline via horizontal directional drilling. With the approved permit modification, the 20" pipeline will be installed by direct bore under the Route 30 bypass and railroad tracks and by open trench construction for the rest of the segment.
Work will begin on or around October 19th. Initial prep work includes surveying, potholing (i.e. double checking the location of underground utilities) and removing a number of trees in the pipeline right-of-way.