Carlisle power line projectWe recently completed an underground power line project in Carlisle and are now in the process of restoring the streets where work was done.

Thanks for your patience as we completed this job over the past year. Final road restoration, which includes repaving half the road along most of the line route and the full width of the road in some areas, should be completed by the end of July.

At times, installing the new line wasn’t easy. There’s a lot of rock under the streets. In fact, we excavated 6,000 cubic yards of it. Plus, crews worked through one of the roughest winters in recent memory where the term “polar vortex” became a household name.

Another challenge was boring a tunnel 15 feet deep and 200 feet long under a railroad crossing.

The new 69-kilovolt line connects our Carlisle and West Carlisle substations, about two miles apart. It will increase reliability and help reduce the duration of any outages.

We started construction in May 2013 and worked with the borough and school district to minimize any disruptions. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful cooperation!

Project like this are part of investments all across our service territory in central and eastern Pennsylvania. We’re building new lines, replacing older ones, installing more automated equipment, and more to continue providing the safe and reliable service you expect and deserve.