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For Immediate Release: January 22, 2018

Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Electric Power (TEP) will remove de-energized underground equipment near the Tucson Convention Center to accommodate future downtown development.

Lane closures and other traffic control measures will be required during this work, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 27 from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. South Church Avenue will be closed from West Broadway Boulevard to West Ochoa Street. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey all traffic rules in the area.

TEP field crews will use a crane and other large pieces of equipment to remove four de-energized transformers from an underground vault near La Placita Village. Later this year, crews will return to install new equipment that will serve new developments in the area.

TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to nearly 420,000 customers in Southern Arizona. For more information, visit TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy Corporation, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., a leader in the North American regulated electric and gas utility industry. For more information, visit

News Media Contact: Joseph Barrios, (520) 884-3725,

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