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Southside Connector Distribution Pipeline (SCDP) Project

The Southside Connector Distribution Pipeline (SCDP) project is a new natural gas pipeline that will link Virginia Natural Gas’ main northern gas supply feed to its southern supply feed and is necessary to transport more of the gas supply available from our northern region into the South Hampton Roads region. It will improve Virginia Natural Gas’ system operations, support continued economic growth, and ensure that all our customers have access to the most cost-efficient gas commodity prices.

This project will consist of 9 miles of 24-inch natural gas pipeline, buried a minimum of 3 feet underground, primarily in existing utility right of way. Where possible, directional boring will be used under streets and parking lots to avoid disruption to local residents. When open trenching is required, there is coordination with local jurisdictions to manage traffic control. Directional drilling will be used for water crossing. 

Project Map and Construction Updates

October 1-30

To date, project is 76% complete.


  • The city has approved a new drainage plan for Stafford St. Therefore curb, gutter and paving restoration can resume on Stafford Street.


  • Road closures on Berkley Ave. Extension due to open cut pipe installation should continue through 10/29. Horizontal directional drill work will take place along the Virginia Power right of way between N. Battlefield Blvd. and Canadian Drive.

Project Timeline

Additional Project

SDCP Project
Fact Sheet

Project FAQs

Pipeline Safety

The pipeline is expected to be operational by the 2018/19 heating season.

Project Contact Information

George Faatz
Director, Growth and Strategic Planning
Virginia Natural Gas
757.616.7507 - Office


Shannon Kiefhaber
Project Manager
Virginia Natural Gas
757.616.7525 - Office

If you have questions about this project , or other work you see in your neighborhood, please call our 24-hour Work in Your Neighborhood hotline at 757.616.7265. All inquiries will be returned within 48 hours.