The City began replacing underground cable in the Geneva East subdivision Phase I Unit 1 starting in August.
Replacing underground electric cable enhances the City’s electric service reliability. Work is scheduled to run through January 2021, weather permitting. Impacted streets include:
East Side Drive
Geneva Drive, and
Utility Dynamics, the City's contractor, has installed conduit through utility easements and public right-of-way for the past several months. Electrical transformers, pedestals and street lights also will have been replaced. With 99% of the installation complete in mid-January, the contractor is energizing and connecting homes to the new equipment. Scheduled power outages of 1-2 hours per home will be required as part of the process. Impacted residents will receive notification two days in advance.
Final landscape restoration will be finished in spring 2021, 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 also should be aware the contractor will have a company taking 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 upcoming project.