The project includes the undergrounding of all utility lines throughout the Town, including electrical and broadband, completed in three phases. Over the course of between three to five years, the utility poles and overhead lines will be moved underground in sections.
The process lasts about one week for each home, without any disruption in services. In some cases, driveways and portions of yards may need to be restored once the lines have been undergrounded. This is all part of the project. Residents will not lose access to their driveways and traffic disruptions should be minimal. Driveways will be replaced by the contractors and paid for as part of the project.
In the final phase of the project, utility poles will be removed and street lights will be placed.
As the project proceeds, technicians will place green transformer boxes and switch boxes above ground to allow for future maintenance and repairs.
If the project is approved, it takes about nine to 12 months to get into the "field."