Energy Transfer continues to construct the Mariner East 2 and 2X pipelines in West Whiteland Township through their contractor, Michels. Construction is not expected to be completed until some time in 2021.
Where you see large sound walls around pipeline construction sites, Energy Transfer is installing pipes deep underground via horizontal directional drilling (HDD).
Where HDD does not work because of geology or other factors, Energy Transfer is opening trenches and installing the pipe where they can and boring underneath other areas, such as roads and streams, where they cannot.
Mariner East 2 and 2X Construction Update
(updated November 4, 2021)
Shoen Road north to Devon Road in Uwchlan Township - Construction method: HDD; drill site at Whiteland West Apartments
Status: The 1st pipeline was installed at the end of September 2020. The 2nd pipeline is installed and final testing and restoration is underway. All work will be completed shortly.
Swedesford Road to Laborers Training Center - Construction method: open trench, except for bores under wetlands, woods and Lincoln Highway
Status: Both pipelines are installed for this entire segment and final testing and restoration is underway. All work will be completed shortly.
Laborers Training Center to Exton Station/Stonegate Court - Construction method: HDD for the 16”; open trench and bores for the 20”
Status: The 16” pipe was installed via HDD and led to the subsidence (sinkholes) by Lisa Drive. The 20" pipe is installed and is being connected to adjacent pipe segments. Final testing and restoration fill follow. All work is expected to be completed around the end of November 2021.