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 Release Date: January 22, 2014
Vectren to Replace Bare Steel, Cast Iron Gas Main and Service Pipelines
To improve system reliability for natural gas to customers, Ritter Pipeline crews working for Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio (Vectren) will soon begin replacing gas mains and services in Piqua. The work is part of the company's pipeline replacement program, which is a multi-year program to replace nearly 2,000 miles of bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout its service territories in Indiana and Ohio. In Piqua, approximately 17,290 feet (3.27 mi.) of gas main and 349 service lines will be replaced in 2014.

The areas of work in Piqua for 2014 include the following:

Caldwell Street between Gill Street and W. High Street
Broadway between Gill Street and Park Avenue
Alley between Caldwell Street and N. Downing Street from Park Avenue to W. North Street
W. North Street between Caldwell Street and N. Wayne Street
W. Greene Street between Caldwell Street and N. Wayne Street
Boone Street between Caldwell Street and N. Downing Street
Camp Street between Broadway and Caldwell Street

S. Main Street between E. Main Street and Clark Avenue
Johnson Street between S. Wayne Street and 200ft east of S. Main Street
Garnsey Street between S. Roosevelt Avenue and S. Main Street
E. Grant Street from S. Main Street to end of street
East Street from E. Grant Street south to end of street
S. Downing Street between Garnsey Street and Commercial Street
Commercial Street from S. Downing Street to 200ft west of Commercial Street

The work will consist of installing a polyethylene (plastic) system to replace the current bare steel and cast iron gas pipeline system. First, the gas main will be replaced within the right-of-way, and then the service lines serving residential and commercial customers will be replaced. Upon completion of the project, affected yards, sidewalks and streets will be restored.

Prior to service replacement, a Vectren representative will contact customers to schedule this portion of the work, which will involve a short service interruption. Additionally, a Vectren representative will schedule a time to relight any natural gas appliances of impacted customers.

To help ensure the safety of the construction workers as well as the traveling public, motorists should remain alert, reduce their speed and watch for stopped traffic while passing through the work zone area.

For more information on the pipeline replacement program, please go to

All work is weather permitting.

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