Vectren and the Evansville Fire Department have partnered to boost public safety along W. Franklin Street.
In a news release, the EFD said it discovered a number of natural gas meters along the street that didn’t have any vehicle impact protection barriers in front of them.
That’s a fire code violation. But before issuing fines, the EFD called Vectren to see if the utility company could help.
Chief Fire Marshall Greg Main said Vectren employees assisted the EFD in identifying which meters needed protection and then worked with a third-party contractor to make plans for the barriers.
Crews will install the protective barriers at the rear of businesses along W. Franklin St. in August.