The project consists primarily of the removal and installation of 1.2 miles of 12kV three-phase power lines south of the city along Sherman Street from Railroad Avenue to Morgan County Road Q. During the course of construction, areas in the vicinity of the work may experience brief power outages.
Overall the city is taking down 35 old wooden poles and replacing them with new steel poles for extra strength and durability. New electric conductor (wire) and hardware will be installed and conductors will be upsized.
The approximate work schedule, which is subject to weather and other circumstances, calls for work to start about Oct. 15 and continue through Nov. 30.
The Sherman Street electric line rebuild project is part of the Light and Power Department’s ongoing effort to upgrade and improve aging electric infrastructure and to ensure reliability for its customers.
For more information, contact Doug Linton, Light and Power Superintendent, at 542-3912.