Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) is proposing the construction of a new natural gas main in Sturgeon Bay.
The proposal includes construction of an eight-inch steel gas main and district regulator station on 18th Avenue. The application to the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin said the project is intended to increase capacity for future growth and provide system reliability with a second feed to the northeast side of the city. If approved, construction would begin in summer of 2019.
WPS would lay a new 3.5-mile natural gas line from the existing regulator station at Neenah and Shiloh Road on the west side, under water by the Bay View Bridge, connecting to a new regulator station on 18th Avenue on the east side, and ending at Michigan Street.
Matthew Cullen, communications specialist for WPS, said the existing gas main is nearing its limit.
Representatives from WPS will meet with neighbors of the project to discuss the project and answer questions at a meeting in the community room of Sturgeon Bay City Hall June 6 at 5:30 pm.