University of Maryland Medical Center

Completed miles of gas main and ductbank replacement while maintaining unhindered access to their ambulance entrance.

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BGE – University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore

Project Overview

Phase One

A large-scale gas main replacement around the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The scope of work consisted of replacing 4,500 linear feet of 6” and 8” gas main at 4-5 foot depth. There were many unforeseen conditions.

Phase Two

Gas main replacement continued around the University of Maryland hospital footprint in downtown Baltimore. This project included 2,300 Linear feet of gas main replacement along with 9 services affecting both the hospital and the school.

Unique Challenges
  • Encountering unknown/unmarked utilities and retired transportation system infrastructure (railroad tracks).
  • Installing the gas main line in the ambulance bay of the hospital. Through careful planning and continued communication with the director of hospital operations, our team was able to complete this task with minimal impact to hospital operations.
  • The aging infrastructure of the city always creates issues when performing any type of excavation. We performed this entire project without utility strikes or impacts to any of the local businesses.
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard is a major artery to enter and exit Baltimore. The road consists of 6 lanes of traffic along with a median. PipeWay was able to complete this work with no incidents through careful planning and communication with Baltimore City Department of Transportation.
Project Timeline
July 2019 – June 2021
Project Value
$4.6 million