Western / Fabyan Transmission Line Replacement

The City of Batavia is pleased to inform you that 34.5 kV wood pole transmission line from Logan Street to McKee Substation will be replaced beginning January 3, 2017.  This transmission line from Logan Street to McKee Substation was built in 1973.  The line consisted of a 35kV transmission line over a 12 kV distribution line.  The majority of the line is now 43 years old.  Hence, the City is using Capital Improvement Fund to remove and replace this much needed improvement.  

See the attached exhibit for the limits of the proposed work. The work will generally include removing and replacing the existing poles with new poles, installing new wires, removing and replacing assemblies on poles, transferring other utilities from old poles to new poles, and energizing the new wires.  Below are some important details regarding this project.

CONTRACTOR:
The contract has been awarded to Hooper Corporation, Inc of Madison, WI.

START DATE:                      
The construction work is tentatively scheduled to begin during the week of January 3.  Please visit this Webpage page for updates on the start dates and construction updates for each street.  

COMPLETION DATE:       
The completion date for this project is May 31, 2017.  The completion date schedule may be adjusted as weather and unforeseen conditions warrant. Please see this exhibit for the proposed schedule. 

IMPROVEMENTS & PROCESS:
1. Spread existing wires on old poles: - The first phase of this project will be to spread the existing 12kV wires on existing poles.  The 34.5kV will be shut off, but the 12kV will remain energized and will serve customers. Spreading the wires out will give the contractor the required room to install the new poles.
2. Installing New Poles: The next step will involve the installation of the new poles.  The contractor will install all of the hardware on the poles and then will set the new poles near the existing poles.
3. Installing the New Wires:  The contractor will install the new wires on the new poles.
4. Energize the New 12kV wires:  Once the 12kV wires installed, they will be energized.
5. Transfer Customers from old wires to new wires:  Once the new 12kV is operating, customers will be transferred from the old wires to the new wires.  Outages will be minimized for all customers.  Some customers may be transferred with no outage.
6. Demolition of old poles and wires:  Once all customers have been transferred to the new wires, the old wires will be de-energized and removed.   
7. Energizing the new 34.5 kV wires:  After all of the 12kV work is complete, the new 34.5kv system will be energized and put back in service.
8. Landscape Restoration:  Landscape restoration will be completed in April and May of 2017 after all of the construction is complete.

PROPERTY ACCESS:  
The street will remain open to traffic during the course of construction.  

PARKING:                            
“NO PARKING” signs will be posted in the parkway during some phases of the project, when vehicles cannot be parked on the street.  

MAIL SERVICE:
Mail service will not be interrupted during construction.

GARBAGE SERVICE:
Garbage service will not be interrupted during construction.  Please leave your garbage at the end of your driveway on your normally scheduled pick up day by 6 AM as they may pick up garbage in this area earlier than normal to avoid the construction work.

SCHOOL BUS STOPS:
There are no changes anticipated to the bus stops.  Should something change you will be notified.  

CONTACT INFORMATION:           
For concerns, questions or any special events that need to be coordinated, please contact our Electric Department at 630-454-2350.
The City appreciates your continued cooperation and patience during this project.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to working with you during the course of this project.  We will strive to minimize the inconveniences during this project.  We are confident you will be better served by the proposed improvements.