OPALCO is preparing to install 2.2 miles of conduit and facilities for a new underground feeder and distribution line from the intersection of Argyle Road and Pear Point Road south along Cattle Point Road to Little Road on San Juan Island. We hope to begin the project this fall, weather permitting, and work will likely continue through 2014.
With all of OPALCO’s trenching projects, we make best use of every opportunity to share an open trench (and the costs of trenching), as well as include fiber—or empty conduit that is fiber ready. In this case, we will share the trenching with CenturyLink. This project will improve the reliability, efficiency and capacity of OPALCO’s electric distribution system in this area, improve the capabilities of OPALCO’s SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) system by connecting a switch, and add fiber-optic capacity along the entire route.
The construction and trenching will be installed outside the travelled road surface but travelers and property owners along the construction corridor are asked to please be patient as the project gets underway. We apologize for any temporary inconveniences the construction may cause.
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