Project Update: Lansdowne Power System Upgrade
Last summer we began construction on our power system in the Lansdowne neighbourhood. We were able to complete the majority of our phase one work.
Phase Two Construction
We will be starting our phase two and remaining phase one work March 2013. We anticipate this work to take approximately five months, finishing in August 2013.
We Appreciate Your Patience
We would like to extend a thank you to the people of Lansdowne for their continued cooperation with the power system upgrade
Last summer we began upgrading our power system in the Lansdowne area. This work will enable us to continue to provide you with safe and reliable power service. The work will be done in two phases and will involve replacing existing power equipment including:
Most transformers will be replaced. Generally they will be in the same location and will be placed on concrete bases.
The new transformers will be similar in size (approximately 3’ x 3’ x 2’) and will be green in color.
Replacing underground cables
This work will require trenching and directional drilling that will temporarily disturb some paved and landscaped areas in the neighbourhood.
Once construction is completed we will restore any areas impacted by the construction activity.
Anticipated dates: July 2012 - November 2012
Location: South to south west portion of Lansdowne
Anticipated dates: Spring 2013 - Fall 2013
Location: North to north east portion of Lansdowne
What to expect during the project
What is directional drilling?
Directional drilling is a procesdure for installing pipe or cable underground without digging up the entire length of the route.
You can expect activity that is typical to construction, including a site trailer and company/contractor vehicles and equipment in the neighbourhood. Some typical construction activities that you may see include:
Digging holes behind all streetlight bases to pull out old cables.
Underground, directional drilling to place new cables.
Placement of concrete bases and installment of transformers.
Noise levels are not expected to exceed the allowable levels set by the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. Should it be necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will apply to the City of Edmonton for a noise permit and will notify area residents of the proposed disruption.
Hours of Operation
We anticipate our hours of work to be Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and occasional Saturdays.
No road closures are expected however there may be times where we need to temporarily block access to your driveway. Typically we would only block your driveway for approximately 1-2 hours and will provide you with as much notice as possible.
There will be some outages when we install the new transformers and cables are energized. We will try to minimize the outages while working on the project and will make every effort to provide you notice prior to any planned outage.
We will require a two meter perimeter around existing transformers in order to install the new one.
Landscaping and pavement will be removed as necessary for construction but will be kept to a minimum. We will restore any areas impacted by the construction activity.