Puget Sound Energy natural gas projects
Golden Given gas pipeline and limit station
2020 project updates
- Natural gas crews from PSE and Michaels Corporation are working to construct a new limit station on 99th St. E, and install a new section of natural gas pipeline along Golden Given Rd. E., Tacoma
- Work is expected to begin in late May and continue through September
- Permitted work hours are Monday through Saturday, 7 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
This project will benefit the region by enabling PSE to meet increasing demand for natural gas. It consists of three sections:
- Construction of a new limit station at 964 99th St. E. This limit station will reduce the gas pressure as it moves between systems
- Construct of a new high pressure (HP) gas pipeline along Golden Given Rd. E, from south of 112th St. E. to just north of 96th St. E. This will include a short section along 99th St. E. to the new limit station.
- Construct of a new intermediate pressure (IP) gas pipeline along the same route on Golden Given Rd. E. only.
This project will also allow some residents along Golden Given Rd. E. to access the IP gas pipeline to provide natural gas to their homes or business. We'll reach out to residents who qualify at a later stage with information about how to sign up.
What to expect during construction
- Typical construction noise from excavation, trucks and heavy machinery
- Crews will abide by all noise ordinance laws
- Signs and traffic control flaggers will guide vehicles and pedestrians safely through the work zone
- There will be lane revisions and traffic may be reduced to one lane for certain work
- Temporary driveway closures may be necessary during construction - we’ll do our best to coordinate these temporary closures with impacted properties
- Expect short wait times while crews use steel plates to allow vehicle access
- PSE customers won’t experience an interruption of natural gas service because of this work
- Temporary patches in the road once crews have completed installation of the gas main. The temporary patches will remain until the final road restoration is complete.
At PSE, we know our customers, employees and the communities we serve expect to live and work around a safe and reliable natural gas system. Safety is our top priority when it comes to designing, constructing, operating and maintaining the natural gas system serving more than 80,000 PSE customers. When improving and operating our system, we follow or exceed strict federal and state safety requirements related to pipeline safety.
How does natural gas get to my home or business?
Natural gas is a fossil fuel composed almost entirely of methane. Interstate pipelines transport natural gas to regional natural gas systems, where it is metered and delivered through a network of local mains, service lines and, ultimately, to customer homes and businesses. View How Natural Gas Gets to You for more information.
Committed to keeping you informed
We're proud to serve in your community and aim to complete the work with minimal disruption. We'll continue to provide updates to the community throughout the life of the project.