We Need Your Help!
The nightmare isn’t over. Starting May 30th of this year, Miller Pipeline will begin replacing the gas lines along Meridian, N. Chauncey, Grant, Lawn, Oak, & Vine.
The project ID for this round is N-676. A number we will need to reference in the future while talking with Vectren to make sure this doesn’t happen again:
The New Chauncey Neighborhood Association has contacted the City of West Lafayette Engineering, Development, Mayor,and City Council offices to setup a meeting with Vectren. If you would like to be involved in the meeting, organizing around this effort (including existing repair issues from previous gas line updates elsewhere in the neighborhood), please contact us over Twitter, Facebook, Nextdoor, e-mail.
This time around, we are asking residents to photograph their existing lawns, sidewalks, curb strips (land between street and sidewalk), trees, etc. This will allow us an accurate reference to ensure Vectren returns the area to its original state.
Spread the word! Stay vigilant! Say hello to your neighbors!
Map of Vectren Gas Projects
Gas pipeline upgrades to begin in Lafayette, West Lafayette
After working with the City of West Lafayette and Vectren, the New Chauncey Neighborhood Association was able to move up the repair work scheduled for our streets, curbstrips, and sidewalks. You can now see some progress, thanks to J. G. Case Construction.
We did learn, however, that if you suffered damage in your yard (not the curbstrip), the responsibility for repair is between Vectren and yourself. If you have areas of your yard that were destroyed by Patton Construction during the gas line update, please document with pictures. We hope to have a community meeting to work towards a resolution.
UPDATE: Thanks to Leadership Team Member, Shelley, you can read this FAQ from Vectren about the process.
A significant amount of damage has been done to the sidewalks, greenspace, and yards.
Members of the Neighborhood Leadership Team (others are welcome) are trying to get the latest information regarding the gas line replacement project in our neighborhood.
In my initial conversation with Patton construction, they stated that the sand filler is being used for expedience and that the next round would be with top soil.
More as we get it. If you have any information, please feel free to contact us and we will update our web site.
If you haven’t walked around Salisbury or Stadium, here are a few pictures from our neighborhood.