For Immediate Release
FREDERICA, Del. - In order to improve service
reliability in Frederica, Del., Delmarva Power is investing nearly $200,000
this year to upgrade and modernize its electric distribution system in the
work involves the replacement of about 25 poles, as well as the installation of
new wire, cross-arms and other assorted upgrades. Improvements will be made
along David, Jackson, Market and St. Agnes streets. The work is not expected to
cause any significant traffic delays on these streets.
is expected to be completed sometime in May, at which time Delmarva Power crews
will convert customers to the new power lines, necessitating planned service
interruptions of several hours. Prior to the conversion, customers who will be
affected by an outage will be notified. Any business-related outages will take
place during non-business hours.
"Over the last five years, Delmarva Power has
invested approximately $1 billion to strengthen the electric system throughout
our service territory," said John Allen, Delmarva region vice president. "This
project is one of numerous infrastructure improvements planned throughout
Delaware and Maryland over the next several years designed to improve service
to our customers."
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