LCRA Transmission Services Corporation is scheduled to begin construction on the final phase of a transmission line upgrade in New Braunfels the week of Feb. 11.
Work will involve the use of digger trucks, bucket trucks, mobile cranes, all-terrain vehicles and other equipment in the Tanglewood neighborhood and where the transmission line crosses a portion of the Union Pacific railroad parallel to Texas Hill Country Trail between Orion Drive and Conrads Lane.
The work is part of a project to upgrade the 7.5-mile, 138-kilovolt transmission line between the Comal and Henne substations in New Braunfels to help ensure that power to the growing region continues to be reliable.
As part of the project, LCRA TSC is replacing existing lattice steel structures with new steel poles and installing new conductors to increase the capacity of the line. Some substation equipment also is being upgraded at the substations.
Most of the work on the project has been completed. The work starting this month will be the final phase and is expected to be complete by this summer.
Adverse weather conditions can delay the expected construction start and completion times.
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