Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) has identified an overhead distribution line running through Hickory Meadows and along the wetland areas behind the homes on the north side of Randolph Street that needs to be removed. Click here to view a map of the project area.
WHY: The equipment, power lines and utility poles are in an inaccessible location, and the removal and installation of underground facilities will improve reliability and safety.
WHEN & WHAT TO EXPECT:
The project is tentatively expected to begin mid-April in the 1200 block of Randolph Street heading west, with completion expected by June 30th, 2017 .
The project will consist of removing the existing overhead electric facilities located in the Hickory Meadows and wetland area along the north side of Randolph Street and installing new underground facilities along the Randolph Street road right-of-way. Some of the activity you will observe throughout this process will be the installation of conduit and the installation of new electric equipment along Randolph Street. Once the new facilities have been installed and energized, the existing pole line located in the Hickory Meadows and wetland area along the north side of Randolph Street will be removed.
The impact to property owners should be limited as most work will be done within the road right-of-way. However, scheduled power outages of a short duration may be needed and TCL&P will work closely with affected property owners to keep them informed.
The project is consistent with the utility’s mission to provide safe, reliable and competitively priced electricity to its customers and TCL&P is committed to keeping the inconvenience to you at a minimum.