Eversource Energy issued the following announcement on Oct. 16.
As part of Eversource’s commitment to provide reliable power to its customers, the energy company is investing $1.6 million in electric distribution system upgrades in the town of South Windsor. This enhancement project includes installing more than 50 stronger and thicker utility poles and nearly three miles of electric lines known as “tree wire,” which can better withstand extreme weather.
“Our job is to ensure customers have the reliable energy they need to run their businesses and power their lives,” said Eversource President of Regional Electric Operations Craig Hallstrom. “By making strategic investments, like these in South Windsor, we’re building a more robust and resilient electric grid that will serve our customers well into the future.”
Work is scheduled along the southbound side of John Fitch Boulevard (Route 5) between Edwin Road and Chapel Road.
The project is now underway and weather permitting, crews will be working from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Eversource and its contractors are coordinating with town officials about potential traffic disruptions while the work is ongoing. Customers may experience short power interruptions at times during the course of the project so crews can safely perform the work. Any customers affected will be notified by the company in advance. The project is expected to be complete by the end of November.
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Source: Eversource Energy