Underground Cable Replacement
During the week of Aug. 3, the City will begin the next phase of the underground cable replacement program, which will take place in Geneva East subdivision Phase I Unit 1.
Replacing underground electric cable enhances the City’s electric service reliability. Work is scheduled to run through January 2021, weather permitting. Impacted streets include:
- East Side Drive
- Britta Lane,
- Manchester Course,
- Geneva Drive, and
- Manchester Court
The contractor will be directional boring new conduit through the easements and then pulling wire through the new conduit. Electrical transformers, pedestals and street lights will be replaced. Scheduled power outages will be required during construction, and impacted residents will receive notification two days in advance. Crews will be working in either the public right-of-way or in utility easements.
Construction is scheduled to be completed in January with final landscape restoration being finished in spring 2021, all weather permitting.
Impacted residents are asked to remove obstructions within 10 feet of a switch, junction box, transformer or pedestal. Plantings within 5 feet of street lights need to be relocated as well. Residents with private utilities (sprinkler system, dog fence, etc.) should contact the City so the systems can be relocated and not hit by construction crews.
The public also should be aware the contractor will have a company taking video of all the properties to document existing conditions prior to digging operations getting underway.
The City distributed letters to Geneva East homeowners living in the construction zone notifying them of the upcoming project.
Residents are invited to an open house from 6 to 7:30 p.m. July 29 at the Geneva Public Works Department 1800 South St. The open house is informal in nature, and people can come or leave as they please. Participants will be required to wear a face covering, answer the City’s coronavirus building entry questionnaire and should social distance from others once inside, per the City’s COVID-19 regulations. Depending on attendance, people may have to wait outside until others leave so the City can follow the State’s Phase 4 guidelines for public gatherings.
For those who cannot attend the open house, questions can be directed to the City’s Public Works Department.