New gas line going from Greenfield to Mt. Comfort

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HANCOCK COUNTY — An energy company is installing an eight-mile natural gas pipeline from Greenfield westward to feed one of the county’s fastest growing areas.

CenterPoint Energy’s new transmission line will originate from its station near the water tower just north of New Road in Greenfield, and will terminate at an existing station near the intersection of Mt. Comfort Road and County Road 300N.

“We are improving our system to accommodate growth in the Mt. Comfort area,” CenterPoint Energy spokeswoman Alyssia Oshodi told the Daily Reporter in an email.

The new pipeline’s endpoint will be right on the Mt. Comfort Corridor, which continues to draw large buildings for e-commerce and logistics purposes.

Eight-inch steel pipe will extend west from the starting point along the north side of New Road, which turns into County Road 200N, along which the line will continue to Meridian Road, where it will head north toward Interstate 70. From there, the line will continue west along the interstate, crossing County Road 500W, shortly after which it will head north, crossing Buck Creek and I-70 before heading along North Sparks Road. Then it will head west to Mt. Comfort Road, which it will cross and continue north along and on to the station just west of the southwest corner of the traffic circle at County Road 300N.

CenterPoint Energy obtained temporary and permanent easements from property owners for the project.

The majority of the work is expected to be completed by the end of August.