Public meeting Jan. 28 on gas renewal program

DTE Energy LogoDTE Energy is engaging in a gas renewal program to improve the reliability and safety of its natural gas service to Dearborn customers.

DTE’s endeavor in Dearborn will begin in February and benefit residents and businesses. DTE customers should know it is an extensive project to modernize a crucial utility service and will involve cooperation from home and building owners.

What: DTE Energy, with the City of Dearborn’s support, will host a community meeting to explain details of DTE Energy’s Gas Renewal project that will begin in February. The first area to be affected will be generally located between Ford Road to the north, Prospect to the south, Mercury to the west, and Miller to the east. Residents and business owners in this specific area are invited to this first community meeting. ( View a map of the affected section, called “Area 1” by DTE.)

When: Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Henry Ford Centennial Library – 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126

Why: Representatives from DTE Energy will provide an overview of the planned construction work, which includes entering residences to relocate gas meters outside, as well as replacing outdated cast-iron or unprotected steel mains and steel or copper natural gas service lines. This work will involve disruption of easements in front of property. Residents may not opt out of having the work done.

The meeting will include a question-and-answer session.

Questions may also be directed to DTE Energy by calling 313-256-6227.