May 23, 2023
By Lane Kimble
BELLEVILLE — There are utility delays that cause wasted time, money, and headaches. And then there are the kind which can nearly cause catastrophe.
A prime example happened this spring to WTBA member James Peterson Sons, Inc. crews working Highway 69 in Belleville.
While digging a trench on the edge of the road in the right of way, crews uncovered a four-inch gas pipe that hadn’t been marked. In fact, the utility markers showed that gas line as being about five feet away, under the sidewalk.
Click the video below to find out what happened next.