The City began replacing underground cable in the Geneva East subdivision Phase I Unit 1 starting in August 2020.
Replacing underground electric cable enhances the City’s electric service reliability. Work was substantially completed in March 2021. Impacted streets included:
East Side Drive
Geneva Drive, and
Utility Dynamics, the City's contractor, installed conduit through utility easements and public right-of-way for the past several months. Electrical transformers, pedestals and street lights also have been replaced. This winter, the contractor energized and connected homes to the new equipment. Scheduled power outages of 1-2 hours per home were required as part of the process.
Final landscape restoration will begin by early April and should be completed later that month, weather permitting.
Impacted residents were asked to remove obstructions within 10 feet of a switch, junction box, transformer or pedestal. Plantings within 5 feet of street lights had to be relocated as well. Residents with private utilities (sprinkler system, dog fence, etc.) were asked to contact the City so the systems could be relocated and not hit by construction crews.
The public was made aware the contractor had a company take 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 project.