neighborhood-projects

Working in Your Neighborhood

Our crews are working to improve resiliency and reliability

To help keep you informed when our work crews will be in your neighborhood, this web page includes information about some of our larger projects that may be occurring in your area.

TEP crews work year-round to strengthen our local energy grid by inspecting, repairing, and upgrading the lines, poles and other equipment throughout our service territory, which covers 1,155 square miles.

Tucson Electric Power: Grid Improvements for More Reliable Service

Grid Improvements for More Reliable Service

TEP’s proposed projects are designed to enhance our local energy grid while preparing for our community’s future energy needs.
Eastside
Transmission Upgrade – Pantano Road – North of Golf Links
General Area: Pantano Road between Golf Links Road and Speedway Boulevard
Expected Duration: February – June 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our transmission system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside and alleyways.
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Eastside
Transmission Upgrade – Pantano Road – South of Golf Links
General Area: Pantano Road between Escalante Road and Golf Links Road
Expected Duration: January – February 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our transmission system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Grant Area Conversion
General Area: Columbus Blvd. and Pima St.
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Parking restrictions
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Patriot Phase 6
General Area: 29th Street and Wilmot Road area
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside.
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Underground System Removal – Grant Road
General Area: Columbus Boulevard and Grant Road
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews will be de-energizing and removing underground distribution circuits and pipes needed for the upcoming road widening project for Grant Road.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control and lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Overhead Upgrade – Medina Lundy
General Area: Medina Road and Lundy Avenue
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Parking restrictions
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – 11th Avenue and 38th Street
General Area: 11th Avenue and 38th Street
Expected Duration: February - March 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 46 poles on the southwest side. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Some noise expected.
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance.
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – Elvira Neighborhood
General Area: I-19 & Valencia Road
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 46 poles on the southwest side. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise expected
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement (Old Nogales Highway)
General Area: S. Old Nogales Hwy. & E. Aero Park Blvd.
Expected Duration: January – April 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 40 poles. This will improve safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along the roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge

Over the last five years, we’ve invested approximately $1.2 billion to maintain and improve service while transitioning to a cleaner, more flexible and resilient energy portfolio.

These upgrades and improvements to about 5,100 miles of electrical lines strengthen our circuits – the local subsections of our grid – so that they are able to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as sweltering heat and violent storms, and support rooftop solar. This helps reduce power outages to ensure safe, reliable service now and for many years to come.

Our work projects range from preventive and routine maintenance and equipment upgrades to expanding our system to keep pace with the growing energy needs of the community.

The projects listed below let our customers know when and where TEP crews will be working on some larger projects in their area. Organized by general location, each project includes the nature of the work, its duration and any potential impacts to nearby residents.

Click on the project map to review our current project sites.

If a service outage is necessary for us to complete the work, affected customers will be notified.

If you’re traveling through these work zones, please proceed with caution, for your own protection and the safety of our crews. If you have questions about these work projects, feel free to contact TEP Customer Care at 520-623-7711 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Project by area

Eastside
Transmission Upgrade – Pantano Road – North of Golf Links
General Area: Pantano Road between Golf Links Road and Speedway Boulevard
Expected Duration: February – June 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our transmission system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside and alleyways.
Eastside
Transmission Upgrade – Pantano Road – South of Golf Links
General Area: Pantano Road between Escalante Road and Golf Links Road
Expected Duration: January – February 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our transmission system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside.
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Grant Area Conversion
General Area: Columbus Blvd. and Pima St.
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Parking restrictions
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Patriot Phase 6
General Area: 29th Street and Wilmot Road area
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside.
Midtown
Underground System Removal – Grant Road
General Area: Columbus Boulevard and Grant Road
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews will be de-energizing and removing underground distribution circuits and pipes needed for the upcoming road widening project for Grant Road.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control and lane closures.
  • Some noise is expected.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
Southside
Overhead Upgrade – Medina Lundy
General Area: Medina Road and Lundy Avenue
Expected Duration: December 2023 – March 2024

Description: Crews will be working overhead to upgrade our distribution system to meet the growing energy needs of this area and improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Parking restrictions
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
  • Tree and/or vegetation trimming along roadside
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – 11th Avenue and 38th Street
General Area: 11th Avenue and 38th Street
Expected Duration: February - March 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 46 poles on the southwest side. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures.
  • Parking restrictions.
  • Some noise expected.
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance.
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – Elvira Neighborhood
General Area: I-19 & Valencia Road
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 46 poles on the southwest side. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise expected
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement (Old Nogales Highway)
General Area: S. Old Nogales Hwy. & E. Aero Park Blvd.
Expected Duration: January – April 2024

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 40 poles. This will improve safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along the roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise
  • Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons. Affected customers will be notified in advance.
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.

Answers to Questions about Underground Electric Lines

Most of TEP's electrical facilities are installed above ground, but some lower-voltage distribution lines are installed underground. To learn more, please review answers to frequently asked questions about underground distribution projects.