Contractor selected for first construction phase of Logansport Utilities’ steel pole project

Last Updated on May 28, 2024 by Logansport Utilities

An electric line company south of Kokomo has been awarded the first construction phase of Logansport Utilities’ ongoing steel pole installation project.

Announced in May 2023, new eighty-foot steel 69 kV (kilovolt)/13.8 kV transmission poles will replace the current old wood 69 kV/13.8 kV transmission poles.

The electric department received fifteen bids submitted on time and based on the recommendation from the project’s engineering group, Alpha Engineering, have selected the Hoosier Edison Line Company,
headquartered out of Sharpsville, Indiana with the bid of $615,000.

The utility service board approved the selection during the May 28, 2024, public meeting.

The first section of pole replacements will begin at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Fulton Street, then head west down Fulton Street to Clifton Avenue, then head north on Clifton Avenue to Northern Avenue, and finally west down Northern Avenue. Fifty wood poles will be replaced.

Construction is expected to begin later this year. Any traffic alerts or scheduled power outages will be communicated in advance.

SOURCE: News release from Logansport Utilities

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