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.
Midtown
Miles Conversion Work
General Area: Broadway Blvd. and Fremont Ave.
Expected Duration: December – February 2023

Description: Crews will be working overhead to expand our electrical circuits to support the increasing energy needs of this area and to create redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Swan Line Upgrade
General Area: E. La Jolla Circle & S. Columbus Blvd.
Expected Duration: November – December 2022

Description: Crews will be working on overhead and underground lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by replacing older equipment and expanding backup capabilities.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • 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 required.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Underground Cable Replacement – Fort Lowell
General Area: N. Palo Verde Road and E. Fort Lowell Road
Expected Duration: August 2023 – January 2024

Description: Crews are replacing underground cable to upgrade parts of our distribution system. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Voltage Conversion – Olson and Broadway Phase 2
General Area: Broadway Blvd. and Tucson Ave.
Expected Duration: January – March 2023

Description: Crews will be working overhead to expand our electrical circuits to support the growing energy needs of this area and to create redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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 tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 2 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: N. Park Ave. & E. Glenn St.
Expected Duration: November – December 2022

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 4 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: E. Water St. & N. Mountain Ave.
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 5 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: N. Fremont Ave. & E Winnie Place
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Sahuarita/Green Valley
Wood Pole Replacement – Canoa Ranch
General Area: S. Via Cielo Azul & W. Calle Tres
Expected Duration: November 2022 – February 2023

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

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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 tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Campbell/Drexel Overhead Communication Line Installation
General Area: S. Campbell Ave. & E. Drexel Road
Expected Duration: February – April 2023

Description: Crews will be working on overhead communication lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by installing new communications equipment.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Campbell/E. 36th St. Overhead Communication Line Installation
General Area: Campbell Ave. & E. 36th St.
Expected Duration: September – December 2022

Description: Crews will be working on overhead communication lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by installing new communications equipment.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise can be expected.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Kino Substation East Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: S. Campbell Ave. & E. 36th St.
Expected Duration: November – January 2023

Description: To support the construction of the new Kino Substation, crews will be working overhead and underground to support the growing energy needs of the area and build redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along 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.
Project boundaries are tentative. Click image below to enlarge
Southside
Kino Substation West Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: E. 36th St. & S. Park Ave.
Expected Duration: November 2022 – January 2023

Description: Crews will be working on overhead and underground lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by replacing older equipment and expanding backup capabilities.

Possible Impacts:
  • 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
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement (Old Nogales Highway)
General Area: S. Old Nogales Hwy. & E. Aero Park Blvd.
Expected Duration: September – December 2023

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
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement Program (12th Avenue)
General Area: S. 12th Ave. & W. 42nd St.
Expected Duration: September – December 2022

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 20 poles. This will improve safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise can be expected.
  • 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
Westside
Conductor and Cable Replacement Phase 2
General Area: I-10 and Fort Lowell
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading both overhead lines and underground cables by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Westside
Silverbell and Neosha – Phase 3 Conductor and Cable Replacement
General Area: Silverbell Road and Neosha St.
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines and underground cables by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Westside
Wood Pole Replacement – Speedway Blvd. & El Rio Dr.
General Area: W. Speedway Blvd. & N. El Rio Dr.
Expected Duration: September 2022 – March 2023

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 103 poles. 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 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

Catalina
Wood Pole Replacement – Edwin Road – Lago Del Oro
CompletedGeneral Area: E Edwin Road & Lago Del Oro Parkway (south of Saddlebrooke)
Expected Duration: March – September 2022

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

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Miles Conversion Work
General Area: Broadway Blvd. and Fremont Ave.
Expected Duration: December – February 2023

Description: Crews will be working overhead to expand our electrical circuits to support the increasing energy needs of this area and to create redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Swan Line Upgrade
General Area: E. La Jolla Circle & S. Columbus Blvd.
Expected Duration: November – December 2022

Description: Crews will be working on overhead and underground lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by replacing older equipment and expanding backup capabilities.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • 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 required.
Midtown
Underground Cable Replacement – Fort Lowell
General Area: N. Palo Verde Road and E. Fort Lowell Road
Expected Duration: August 2023 – January 2024

Description: Crews are replacing underground cable to upgrade parts of our distribution system. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Voltage Conversion – Olson and Broadway Phase 2
General Area: Broadway Blvd. and Tucson Ave.
Expected Duration: January – March 2023

Description: Crews will be working overhead to expand our electrical circuits to support the growing energy needs of this area and to create redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along roadside
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 2 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: N. Park Ave. & E. Glenn St.
Expected Duration: November – December 2022

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 4 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: E. Water St. & N. Mountain Ave.
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Midtown
Winnie Substation – Phase 5 Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: N. Fremont Ave. & E Winnie Place
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work required.
Midtown
Wood Pole Replacement – Pima St. and N. Alvernon Way
CompletedGeneral Area: N. Belvedere Ave. and E. Lee St.
Expected Duration: May – August 2022

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 50 poles. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Sahuarita/Green Valley
Wood Pole Replacement – Canoa Ranch
General Area: S. Via Cielo Azul & W. Calle Tres
Expected Duration: November 2022 – February 2023

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

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Campbell/Drexel Overhead Communication Line Installation
General Area: S. Campbell Ave. & E. Drexel Road
Expected Duration: February – April 2023

Description: Crews will be working on overhead communication lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by installing new communications equipment.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work.
Southside
Campbell/E. 36th St. Overhead Communication Line Installation
General Area: Campbell Ave. & E. 36th St.
Expected Duration: September – December 2022

Description: Crews will be working on overhead communication lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by installing new communications equipment.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise can be expected.
Southside
Kino Substation East Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: S. Campbell Ave. & E. 36th St.
Expected Duration: November – January 2023

Description: To support the construction of the new Kino Substation, crews will be working overhead and underground to support the growing energy needs of the area and build redundancies in our electrical system.

Possible Impacts:
  • Tree trimming along 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.
Southside
Kino Substation West Overhead Line Upgrade
General Area: E. 36th St. & S. Park Ave.
Expected Duration: November 2022 – January 2023

Description: Crews will be working on overhead and underground lines to upgrade parts of our distribution system by replacing older equipment and expanding backup capabilities.

Possible Impacts:
  • 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.
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement (Old Nogales Highway)
General Area: S. Old Nogales Hwy. & E. Aero Park Blvd.
Expected Duration: September – December 2023

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.
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement Program (12th Avenue)
General Area: S. 12th Ave. & W. 42nd St.
Expected Duration: September – December 2022

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 20 poles. This will improve safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Some noise can be expected.
  • 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.
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – Golf Links
CompletedGeneral Area: S. Craycroft Road and E. Golf Links Road
Expected Duration: June – September 2022

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement, and anticipate replacing up to 22 poles. This will strengthen our system’s resiliency for improved safety and service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Parking restrictions
  • Some noise is 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
Westside
Conductor and Cable Replacement Phase 2
General Area: I-10 and Fort Lowell
Expected Duration: March – May 2023

Description: Crews will be upgrading both overhead lines and underground cables by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to increase service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with possible evening and weekend work
Westside
Silverbell and Neosha – Phase 3 Conductor and Cable Replacement
General Area: Silverbell Road and Neosha St.
Expected Duration: January – March 2024

Description: Crews will be upgrading overhead lines and underground cables by replacing older equipment and expanding our backup capabilities to improve service reliability.

Possible Impacts:
  • Traffic control or lane closures
  • Some noise is expected
  • Mostly daytime work with some possible evening and weekend work
Westside
Wood Pole Replacement – Speedway Blvd. & El Rio Dr.
General Area: W. Speedway Blvd. & N. El Rio Dr.
Expected Duration: September 2022 – March 2023

Description: Crews are testing, rating and prioritizing utility poles for replacement and anticipate replacing up to 103 poles. 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

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.