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
Overhead Upgrade – El Gheko Neighborhood
General Area: Between Wilmot Road and Kolb Road and Broadway Boulevard and Speedway Boulevard
Expected Duration: May – July 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 and alleyways
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
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
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Broadway and Park
General Area: Broadway Boulevard to Eighth Street and Park Avenue to Santa Rita Avenue
Expected Duration: March through June 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 and alleyways
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 – June 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
Overhead Upgrade – Mission Terrace Neighborhood
General Area: Westover Road between Bilby Road and Valencia Road
Expected Duration: May – July 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 and alleyways
Project boundaries are confirmed. Click image below to enlarge
Westside
Underground Upgrade – Rattlesnake Pass
General Area: Between the Silverbell Road and Twin Peaks Boulevard intersection, as well as between Saguaro Highland Drive and Saguaro Peaks Boulevard on Twin Peaks.
Expected Duration: May – August 2024

Description: Crews will be working in various parts of the Twin Peaks and Silverbell area to relocate existing underground facilities due to a public improvement project in the Town of Marana.

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

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
Overhead Upgrade – El Gheko Neighborhood
General Area: Between Wilmot Road and Kolb Road and Broadway Boulevard and Speedway Boulevard
Expected Duration: May – July 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 and alleyways
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
Overhead Upgrade – Patriot Phase 7
CompletedGeneral Area: Near Wilmot Road and 22nd Street
Expected Duration: March – May 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 and alleyways
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Broadway and Park
General Area: Broadway Boulevard to Eighth Street and Park Avenue to Santa Rita Avenue
Expected Duration: March through June 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 and alleyways
Midtown
Overhead Upgrade – Patriot Phase 6
General Area: 29th Street and Wilmot Road area
Expected Duration: December 2023 – June 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
Overhead Upgrade – Broadway and Tucson
CompletedGeneral Area: Broadway Blvd. and Tucson Blvd.
Expected Duration: March through April 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 and alleyways
Midtown
Underground System Removal – Grant Road
CompletedGeneral 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 – Mission Terrace Neighborhood
General Area: Westover Road between Bilby Road and Valencia Road
Expected Duration: May – July 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 and alleyways
Southside
Wood Pole Replacement – 11th Avenue and 38th Street
CompletedGeneral 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
CompletedGeneral 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 (Nogales Highway)
CompletedGeneral Area: S. Nogales Hwy. & E. Aero Park Blvd.
Expected Duration: March – 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.
Westside
Underground Upgrade – Rattlesnake Pass
General Area: Between the Silverbell Road and Twin Peaks Boulevard intersection, as well as between Saguaro Highland Drive and Saguaro Peaks Boulevard on Twin Peaks.
Expected Duration: May – August 2024

Description: Crews will be working in various parts of the Twin Peaks and Silverbell area to relocate existing underground facilities due to a public improvement project in the Town of Marana.

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

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.