If you've noticed some activity along Lancaster Avenue just south of downtown Fort Worth, know that it's work on an 8-inch-diameter pipeline Chesapeake Energy is laying to serve its well drilled in 2008 just south and west of the T&P Warehouse building. The well, on what the company calls its Westgate padsite, was completed in May 2009, says Chesapeake's Kevin Strawser, and is only now being tied into an existing pipeline already serving the firm's Mercado Juarez and Arc Park sites. The new pipeline will be installed by boring beneath Lancaster, Strawser says, popping above ground just west of the wellsite in a grassy area between Lancaster and Interstate 30, and to the east along the railroad tracks near Interstate 35W. The city's public light installations along Lancaster will be protected with barricades, he said. The work started about 10 days ago and is expected to take 10 to 12 weeks.
-- Jim Fuquay