For Immediate Release: October 28, 2019
Tucson, Ariz. – Tucson Electric Power (TEP) employees and contractors will perform upgrades to underground equipment on and near East Skyline Drive beginning in November.
TEP field crews are rebuilding an underground 46-kilovolt power line that interconnects with TEP’s Coronado Substation at Skyline and North Alvernon Way. This approximately $900,000 project will help improve electric reliability for customers in the area.
Lane closures and other traffic control measures will be required during this work, which is scheduled to begin on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 and continue for at least four weeks. During this time, Skyline will be closed between North Mesa View Drive and North Columbus Boulevard. Traffic on Skyline Drive will be diverted around construction activity using North Swan Road, East Coronado Drive and North Alvernon Way.
Periodic traffic stops and other traffic controls may be required as crews perform their work. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and obey all traffic rules near this construction. Field crews will work as quickly and as safely as possible to minimize inconvenience for motorists and area residents.
TEP provides safe, reliable electric service to approximately 425,000 customers in Southern Arizona. For more information, visit tep.com. TEP and its parent company, UNS Energy, are subsidiaries of Fortis Inc., which owns utilities that serve more than 3 million customers across Canada and in the United States and the Caribbean. For more information, visit fortisinc.com.
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