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 the City of Piqua. The work
is part of the company's pipeline replacement program, which is
a multi-year program to replace more than 1,700 miles of bare
steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure throughout its
service territories in Indiana and Ohio. In Piqua, approximately
7,199 feet (1.4 miles) of gas main and 172 service lines will be
replaced in 2013.
The areas of work include the
W. High Street between Short Drive and College Street
Short Drive from W. High Street to dead end
Sherman Street from W. High Street south to dead end
Cassell Street from W. Water Street to dead end
W. Water Street between Sherman Street and Jackson Street
Jackson Street between W. High Street and W. Water Street
Downs Street between W. High Street and W. Water Street
W. Water Street between Downs Street and College Street
Walker Street between W. High Street and W. Water 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 www.vectren.com/pipelinereplacement.
All work is weather permitting.