Vectren replacing thousands of gas service lines in Dayton

Vectren this year will replace about 36 miles of gas mains and 3,200 service lines this year in Dayton, which is part of a multi-year and multimillion-dollar program to upgrade its system.

Vectren is modernizing its infrastructure and replacing all of its bare steel and cast-iron pipeline across the state, which has led to fewer leak calls and reduced natural gas emissions from its system, company officials said.

“Focused on continuing to meet federal requirements, Vectren remains committed to strengthening our system to ensure continued reliability and safe delivery of natural gas service to our customers for decades to come,” said Richard Leger, vice president of Natural Gas Distribution, Indiana and Ohio, in a statement.

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Vectren will spend almost $36.7 million this year retiring gas mains and service lines in Dayton.

The company says it has replaced more than 190 miles of pipeline since 2009 and expects to retire about 380 miles by the time its replacement program comes to an end.

Typically, polyethylene pipes are being installed to place bare steel and cast-iron gas pipe lines.

Before replacement projects begin, Vectren representatives will contact customers in the Dayton area to provide an overview of the work.

The company asks residents to be careful when driving through construction zones and that they keep their children a safe distance from work areas.

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Dayton streets that will be impacted during the first round of projects include Pershing Boulevard, Elliot Avenue, Brad Circle, Arnold Place, Dayton Avenue, Holt Street, Meredith Street, Williams Street, Middle Street, Easton Street, Fairview Avenue, Wabash Avenue, Rugby Road, Rustic Road, Mayfair Road, Baltimore Street, Alton Avenue, Alaska Street and Leonhard Street.

A full list of Dayton-area projects can be found on an interactive map on Vectren's website.

Vectren serves 315,000 natural gas customers in west-central Ohio, which includes all or parts of Auglaize, Butler, Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Fayette, Greene, Highland, Logan, Madison, Miami, Montgomery, Pickaway, Preble, Shelby and Warren counties.

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