S Winton Rd Project

S. Winton Rd. Project

Reliability Upgrades

As part of our commitment to provide safe, reliable service to all our customers, Rochester Gas and Electric Corporation (RG&E), in conjunction with our parent company – AVANGRID, is updating the delivery system in our service areas. These upgrades comply with new reliability requirements. While making investments to help reliably meet the community’s energy needs, we are working closely with our neighbors to ensure that all improvements are performed with minimal disruption to the environment and the communities we serve.

Project Purpose and Need            

Aging infrastructure and more stringent safety standards have highlighted the need to upgrade gas mains within RG&E’s service territory. This project  will replace approximately 1 mile of underground gas main that runs along South Winton Road between Newton Drive and Palmerston Road. This upgrade project will improve the overall resiliency of the entire system while simultaneously modernizing the pipeline’s components.

This project will replace approximately 5,000 feet of outdated gas main infrastructure (circa 1940) with new 16” steel pipe. The impacted project area (green line) runs beneath S. Winton Rd. between Palmerston Rd. (north) and Newton Dr. (south). 

This “feeder main” serves approximately 500 RG&E customers and indirectly impacts many more throughout the Town of Brighton and the City of Rochester as it is the main feed to other corresponding gas systems in the area.

Project Scope

  • Replacing approximately 5,000 feet of outdated gas main with new 16” steel pipe.
  • Installing the new gas main under the pavement alongside the existing gas main. Once constructed, the new gas main will be placed into service and the existing gas main will be decommissioned.
  • Milling and resurfacing the roadway from Palmerston Rd. (north) and Newton Dr. (south).
  • Updating the few customers who are directly connected to this section with updated plastic piping and metering equipment. The replacement downtime required to perform the service upgrade is minimal (just a few hours).
    • As this main is a ‘feeder main’, there are very few customers
      directly connected to the section that is being replaced.

To view the S. Winton Rd. Fact Sheet, click here .

To view the S. Winton Rd. Gas Main Replacement FAQ, click here .

To view the S. Winton Rd. Detour Map, click here .


For more information or questions

Please contact the Projects Information Line at 888.364.5554 and include the name of the project – S. Winton Rd. – with your detailed message.  A representative from the project team will return your call within three (3) business days.

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