Underground Electric Replacement Project

2022-23 Project

Underground Electric Cable Replacement 2022 Opens in new windowThe City's underground electric replacement project will be starting in August. The four work zones include:

  • South Street (Gary and Shelia lanes);
  • Hill Road and Whitfield Drive;
  • Burgess Road area (Sherman Avenue, West Street, Millbrook Court, and Radnor Court); and 
  • Fabyan Parkway from Kane County's Electronics Recycling Center to Settler's Hill entrance.

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Replacing underground utility cable enhances the City’s electric service reliability.

The City's contractor, Utility Dynamics, 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 will be required as part of the project.

Final landscape restoration will begin in spring 2023, 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 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.