The City's next round of replacing underground electric cable is scheduled to start Tuesday, Sept. 7 generally along East Side Drive and Division Street. The second project area, located on Lark Street and Keslinger Road, will begin in October.
Replacing underground cable enhances the City’s electric service reliability.
Utility Dynamics, the City's contractor, will be installing conduit through utility easements and public right-of-way for the next several months. Electrical transformers, pedestals and street lights also will be replaced. This winter, the contractor will energize and connect homes to the new equipment. Scheduled power outages are required as part of the Lark Street project.
Final landscape restoration will begin in spring 2022, weather permitting.
Impacted residents and businesses are asked to remove obstructions within 10 feet of a switch, junction box, transformer or pedestal. Plantings within 5 feet of street lights should be relocated as well. Residents with private utilities (sprinkler system, dog fence, etc.) are asked to contact the City so the systems could be relocated and not hit by construction crews.
The contractor will have a company take video of all impacted properties to document existing conditions prior to digging operations getting underway.
Starting in August 2020, the City began replacing underground cable in the Geneva East subdivision Phase I Unit 1. Work was completed in the spring, and the final round of landscaping is scheduled to take place in September 2021.