Some of the most expensive real estate in the Nashville area will be affected when Piedmont Natural Gas begins construction of a new pipeline across a 13.5 mile stretch of southern Davidson County.
Letters dated February 8 went out to residents notifying them of a land survey that Piedmont is going to perform, including land surveying and taking core soil samples. While construction of the pipeline — which will be built mainly within a Tennessee Valley Authority power line easement — does not have a start date yet, the company expects the work to start and finish in 2013. Survey work, right-of-way acquisition and permitting will begin almost immediately.
Piedmont said that the new pipeline is required "to remain in compliance with the new Federal Department of Transportation natural gas pipeline inspection and safety standards."
The new line will run from an existing line near Shire Drive to Piedmont's regulator station near Chickering Road.