- EPCOR vehicles, barricades, and construction equipment such as an excavator with concrete breaker, gravel trucks, concrete trucks, directional drills, hydrovac trucks, delivery trucks and contractor vehicles will be on the construction site.
- Residents will experience noise typical to construction as various equipment and trucks will be used for material delivery, breaking concrete, and surface restoration. We will comply with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it is ever necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton and Parkbridge management to obtain the necessary permits and provide notice to resident.
- EPCOR contractors will require access to some resident’s properties during Phase 2, and those residents will receive advance notice and more details about the work on their property closer to the scheduled time in spring 2023.
- Affected landscaping, roads and sidewalks within the work area will be restored to their original condition once work is completed and when weather permits.
Power Outages will be required to connect your new service during Stage 2. EPCOR will attempt to keep these outages as efficient as possible and will notify impacted residents in advance to allow for any preparations residents may need to make.
All active construction areas will be fenced and/or marked as a restricted area. EPCOR and its contractors take every precaution to ensure public safety. We also need your help. Please maintain a safe distance from the construction site and the equipment.
We thank you for your patience and understanding as we undertake this necessary work.
Directional drilling will be used to install some of the new underground power cables. Holes will be drilled and the power cables are then pulled through. This method is used to minimize the ground disturbances in the area.
Open Cut Trench Excavation
Open cut trench excavation is a method of construction that involves digging a trench into the ground, installing the new cables, then backfilling the area to its original condition. Open cut trench excavation will be used in some areas where directional drilling is not possible.
A transformer is the grey or green box currently located in some yards. Transformers change the high voltage power into low voltage power for use in your home or business. One transformer serves many homes in the area.
Switching cubicles look like transformers. They help route power from neighbourhood to neighbourhood and help protect the entire power system using switches that turn off if there is a fault (which occurs when there is damage to a power cable). Switching cubicles are usually the first place our crews go to restore power during an outage. A cubicle allows us to bypass electricity to the area where we are working, making it safe to restore power.