Atmos Energy to install new distribution line through Lewisville starting in April

Workers laid gas pipeline along Spinks Rd. in Lewisville in 2011. (File photo by Steve Southwell)

The 12-inch-diameter line will begin on the south side of FM 407 along the west side of Summit Avenue, continue down to College Street, west on College Street to Garden Ridge, then south on Garden Ridge all the way down to city limits.

Lewisville gave Atmos permission to use the city’s land and streets’ right of way. No money is involved on the city’s part, according to David Salmon, city engineer.

“The line will serve the growing population and provide the best natural gas capacity to help Lewisville,” Salmon said.  

Jan Rugg, manager of public affairs for Atmos energy, said this line will bring improvements to the services provided in the region.

“It’s critical infrastructure growth for the Lewisville-Flower Mound area,” Rugg said.

Rugg said Atmos energy is working closely with Lewisville to minimize any conflict between city utilities.

Salmon presented this upcoming project to city council members during a workshop session in early August.

The project is estimated to take about 6 months and may cause some temporary lane closures while construction is going on.

Atmos is also discussing this project with the city of Flower Mound.