Neighbors in Chesapeake protest natural gas pipeline

About 100 people protested a natural gas pipeline planned to go through a neighborhood in Chesapeake on Wednesday.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WVEC) -- About 100 people protested a natural gas pipeline planned to go through a neighborhood in Chesapeake on Wednesday.

Outside at Providence Road and Georgetown Boulevard, protestors were on the street chanting and holding signs.

Most residents are worried about their safety.

Virginia Natural Gas is working on the Southside Connector Distribution Project.  It consists of a 9-mile long, 24" thick pipe stretching from Norfolk to Chesapeake.

Construction for the project is expected to being in October, and the pipeline should be completed by the fall of 2018.

A map of the planned pipeline in Chesapeake:

Chesapeake Va Natural Gas Map by 13News Now on Scribd

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