L&P to Begin Electrical Circuit Rehabilitation Project
[Last Updated: 5/31/2012 9:00:22 AM]

News Release


For Immediate Release                                                            

May 31, 2012


Contact:  Jessica Wheaton, Marketing & Community Relations Coordinator

    Traverse City Light & Power

                Office Phone: (231) 932-4574 or E-mail: jwheaton@tclp.org


L&P to Begin Electrical Circuit Rehabilitation Project


(Traverse City, Michigan) —Traverse City Light & Power (L&P) will begin work early next month on its distribution circuit rehabilitation project that will upgrade existing electrical facilities. The project is necessary to help maintain a high level of system reliability while ensuring employee and public safety.

            L&P, and its contractor CC Power, are expected to begin work on the project June 4, 2012, with an estimated completion date of late spring 2013. The project will consist of replacing older poles and electrical wires out of the Barlow Substation, located on Barlow Avenue, south of Eighth Street. L&P will also be analyzing some areas of the electrical system that are congested with overhead lines, and are difficult for crews to access during emergency situations, for conversion from overhead to underground.

            L&P’s work will be focused in the area south of Eighth Street and north of Hammond Road, east of Woodmere Avenue and west of Garfield Avenue. L&P will initially begin work near Eighth Street and progressively work south towards Hammond Road.               

            Homeowners and businesses may see crews on their property during the term of the project. Customers will be notified by mail and again by door hanger as the project moves towards their property. No unplanned outages are expected during the course of the project.

            This distribution circuit rehabilitation project is part of L&P’s annual circuit rehabilitation program. Over the course of the next several years, L&P will work to replace all the older electrical facilities throughout the service area to maintain a high level of electrical system reliability and employee and public safety.

            For a map of the project area and project updates, see the “Our Community” section of the L&P website at www.tclp.org.

            Traverse City Light & Power (www.tclp.org) is a community-owned, community focused municipal utility that offers reliable energy at low rates in the region to over 11,500 customers in Traverse City, and parts of Blair, East Bay, Elmwood, Garfield, Peninsula and Paradise townships.  

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