A pair of transmission line rebuilding projects in Pike and Wayne counties are strengthening service for customers in the Poconos, as well as all those in a broader area served by the high-voltage electric grid.

The first project involves 10.6 miles of line running through Paupack Township, Wayne County; Palmyra Townships in both Pike and Wayne counties; and Blooming Grove Township, Pike County. That project began in July 2017 and wrapped up in March, though restoration work in the area of the line is still ongoing.

The second rebuild project began in March and is expected to be complete in late July or early August. It involves 3.4 miles of line in Honesdale borough and Texas and Dyberry townships in Wayne County.

The equipment on both stretches of line had exceeded its expected lifespan. Both lines were rebuilt to PPL Electric Utilities’ latest design standards, with stronger poles and lines.

“This work is part of PPL Electric Utilities’ ongoing investment in its delivery network,” Regional Affairs Director Alana Roberts said. “To better serve our customers, we’re replacing aging equipment, installing innovative technology like smart grid, adding strength and flexibility to our network, and making it more resilient against storms and potential cyber or physical attack.”

Learn more about our reliability work across our 29-county service area.