In the early morning hours of Monday, February 21, Florida Gas Transmission Company (FGT) will test nearly 6 miles of its natural gas pipeline from Kathleen in Polk County to Plant City in Hillsborough County using pressurized water.
FGT pipeline crosses under the following Polk County roadways:
- County Road 35A (Kathleen Road)
- Youngway Drive
- Lewellyn Road
- Rushing Road
- Shady Oak Drive East
- Mossy Oak Drive
- Shady Oak Drive West
Flaggers supported by law enforcement will control two-way traffic where required and emergency vehicles will be provided access at all times. The test will take place midnight to 4:00 a.m. Monday morning. If the test does not pass, a second night of testing will be necessary.
This federally mandated testing is a standard industry best-practice using pressurized water to confirm the safety and reliability of the system. The natural gas will be removed from the pipeline, with service maintained on another system; and the integrity of the pipeline will be tested under pressure for a fixed period of time.
For more information about the test, please contact Mr. Terry Coleman at 844-FGT-INFO (844-348-4636) or you can visit the FGT website at https://fgthydrotest.com/home/central-florida/hillsborough-polk/ or by contacting Bill Skelton with the Polk County Roads & Drainage Division at 863-535-2200.