Vectren Corp. (NYSE: VVC) has begun a multi-year pipeline replacement program throughout the state. The utility says the work being performed this year is a $41 million investment that will impact 23 cities.
Ultimately, the program will replace about 1,200 miles of pipeline in nearly 75 cities or towns. Vectren says the work is being prioritized on pipeline assessment and leak repair data, along with the ability to minimize construction impact in each city or town.
"To ensure the continued reliability of our natural gas pipeline systems and service, Vectren has undertaken a program to replace essentially all of our bare steel and cast iron pipeline infrastructure in Indiana," said Mike Roeder, president of Vectren North. "These infrastructure enhancements are vital to meeting federal requirements and ensuring the continued safety of our system for decades to come."
The cities that will be impacted this year include Anderson, Bedford, Bloomington, Crawfordsville, Elwood, Evansville, Frankfort, Greencastle, Greenfield, Hagerstown, Hartford City, Huntington, Knightstown, Lafayette, Marion, Muncie, New Albany, Princeton, Richmond, Terre Haute, Vincennes, Washington and West Lafayette.
Vectren says the construction for the projects may take several weeks to complete, depending on the size of the project, weather and other factors. You can click here to view an interactive map of existing or upcoming work in each city.