Residents Concerned About Gas Pipeline Expansion in Sturgeon Bay

City officials in Sturgeon Bay say eliminating redundancy and replacing a 50-year old gas pipeline is a good idea, but residents near a proposed substation are objecting. Wisconsin Public Service says it is taking steps to expand its operation, building reliability by anticipating population growth in the area. Meanwhile, city officials say the idea is a good one, but the proposed site is not. The proposal calls for the construction of an eight inch steel gas main and substation on 18th Avenue. WPS wants to lay a new three and a half mile natural gas line from an existing station at Neenah and Shiloh Road on the west side, underwater at the Bayview Bridge, connecting to the new station on 18th Avenue on the east side and ending at Michigan Street. However, the project can’t move ahead without city approval and residents living nearby say they will fight the idea of putting a substation near their homes.

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