Tampa Electric’s Davis Islands storm hardening project is a sign of what’s to come

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Recently-passed state legislation calls for public utilities to move much of their distribution lines, the wires that deliver power to homes and businesses,

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A major storm hardening project is expected to cause significant travel interruptions to and from Davis Islands for the next three months.

“The scenario we’re looking at was a significant surge event that washes away the bridge and takes those circuits that are attached to the bridge and washes them out,” Haines said.

But at Thursday’s City Council meeting, councilman John Dingfelder pressed the utility on how it prioritized efforts, including why it wasn’t working to similarly address residential lines to the neighborhood that are located at the same bridge as the lines that will be moved.

Publisher: Tampa Bay Times
Date: 2019-07-18T18:08:49Z-04
Author: Malena Carollo
Twitter: @TB_Times
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