Mountain Fuel Supply Co. said Friday it will begin work in October on replacing a natural gas pipeline that parallels Wasatch Drive along Salt Lake City's east bench.
An MFS spokesman said the current 16-inch pipeline was installed in 1929 and reconditioned in the 1960s. It will be replaced with a new 24-inch, high-pressure line.The pipeline route begins above Hogle Zoo at Mountain Fuel's Sunnyside facility and runs along the east and south sides of Bonneville Golf Course to 1300 South, where it drops down to Wasatch Drive.
The pipeline then continues along Wasatch Drive, across Foothill Drive and Parleys Way, and along the east side of the Salt Lake Country Club golf course. It then crosses I-80, goes through an unimproved section of Tanner Park, then along 2700 East to termination at 3300 South.
The spokesman said the replacement construction will be completed in two phases. The first phase will be done in October at the two golf courses to minimize the impact on the golfing season. Construction through the two courses is expected to take "two to three weeks each."
The second phase will begin in April, when pipe will be replaced along the remaining route. That phase, said Mountain Fuel, is expected to take three months.