NIPSCO is beginning
work this week on an underground cable replacement project in the Duneland
Affairs Manager Rick Calinski told the Chesterton Tribune this
morning that the project is expected to be substantially completed by the
end of the first quarter of 2018, with crews returning in May to do
restoration of the disturbed ground.
of the company’s ongoing seven-year electric modernization program--was
originally scheduled for later in 2018, but was moved forward when manpower
for the job became available, Calinski said.
The project is
identical to the one undertaken last year in the Chestnut Hills subdivision.
residents can expect some inconvenience, Calinski acknowledged, as crews
will be excavating in the utility easements in the front, and in some cases
in the rear, of homes. The current underground electric cable lies at a
depth of around three to four feet.
When the project is
completed, however, residents should see better service. “We’ve had some
challenges when these underground cables reach the end of their useful
life,” Calinski said. “But the upside is people will enjoy much more
reliable electric service.”
Calinski added that
Duneland Cove residents will be notified directly by NIPSCO through mailers