Vectren Pipeline Work
The City recently learned that Vectren, a CenterPoint Energy Company, plans to replace an existing 20” transmission line between State Road 48 and Clareridge Lane in Centerville.
A tentative project timeline indicates that tree clearing will take place between March 23 and March 31, 2020. Pipeline construction will begin June 26 with an estimated completion date of October 2, 2020.
“As a part of our commitment to provide customers with safe and reliable gas service, we are required to conduct federally-regulated pipeline testing and routine maintenance and replacement/relocation construction. While Vectren recognizes that this work can be inconvenient, it is vital for maintaining the integrity of our facilities,” Vectren representatives said.
Vectren says the project will be completed within the existing 50’-wide right-of-way and the adjacent 20’ temporary easements. Vectren’s easements grant the right to “operate, maintain, repair, replace and remove” its gas pipeline. This project will require that the entire 50-foot-wide right-of-way be cleared of all obstructions. Therefore, prior to construction, Vectren will be clearing the right-of-way, including the removal of trees, shrubs, decorative or natural landscaping and all structures within the right-of-way. Right-of-way clearing will also include the removal of fencing that is within, on or impeding access to the right-of-way. The fencing will be reinstalled at Vectren’s cost after the completion of construction in a similar or better condition than it exists now.
Restoration of the project area will be performed by Vectren’s subcontractor after construction work has been completed and will be subject to weather conditions. This restoration generally includes grass re-seeding. Vectren will provide a copy of the landowner’s easement upon request.
For questions, please contact Project Manager Tom Jones at (937) 440-1880 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.