Safety Modernization Program

Our dedicated professionals have provided safe, reliable natural gas service to residents and businesses in Chicago for more than 170 years. This commitment to safety and reliability is ongoing, and our Safety Modernization Program is bringing necessary improvements to your natural gas service.

A company crew retires Lincoln-era natural gas pipe in Chicago
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Watch our videos to learn more about the program and the three phases of construction:

Why we are upgrading Chicago's system

Just as you have to replace the roof on your house or the tires on your car over time, Peoples Gas is upgrading its natural gas delivery system to ensure safety and reliability. Our crews are working in neighborhoods from the North side to the South side and areas in between to maintain and improve natural gas service in all the communities we serve.

Our commitment to safe, reliable service

Peoples Gas has an excellent record of safety, and this program will help us to maintain that record. As professionals working for you, safety will remain our number one priority.

Our crews are working to keep you safe by replacing aging cast-iron pipes with durable plastic pipe. Since 2011, Peoples Gas has installed nearly 1,142 miles of new plastic pipeline. In total, our crews will replace more than 2,000 miles of natural gas pipes. Plastic pipes are more flexible and better at withstanding the freezing and thawing cycles of Chicago's weather. With an upgraded delivery system, there will be fewer interruptions in your natural gas service and fewer repairs.

Our commitment to Chicago communities

Our Safety Modernization Program sustains 1,200 highly skilled, well-paying Illinois jobs. Our ongoing work in Chicago neighborhoods created jobs and training for more than 460 military veterans through the Utility Workers Military Assistance Program. We work closely with businesses owned by minorities, women and veterans, so they can compete for and win contracts with Peoples Gas to complete necessary upgrades to Chicago's system.

Find construction projects near you

Construction sites are highlighted on the map below. To search for a location on the map, either enter the address in the upper right hand corner or scroll over the map and use your mouse to navigate. Be sure to include your address, city and state in your search below.

  • Preparation
  • Installation
  • Restoration
  • Complete

For additional project information, single-click on the highlighted project areas on the map.

Keeping you informed is key to your satisfaction and our success. If you have questions and/or need additional information, contact us at 888-258-2885.