Commonwealth Edison Co. (ComEd), Illinois’ largest public utility, announced that it will begin a project to improve electric reliability in the village of La Grange beginning Monday, December 5.
ComEd received public criticism for power outages this past summer resulting from major storms that left some people without electricity for several days. The utility said that it will replace about 1,115 feet of underground cable on Edgewood Avenue between Birks Court and 51st Street.
According to ComEd, the project is expected to take about a week to complete. During construction, the electric utility said that residents shouldn’t experience any power outages and that access to all driveways and roadways will be available.
The underground cable replacement project is one of several reliability upgrades planned for La Grange. ComEd said that the underground cable project and future circuit upgrades will benefit about 366 electricity customers in La Grange.
For more information about the underground cable replacement project, customers can call the Department of Public Work at 708.579.2328.
“ComEd to Improve System Reliability in La Grange,” La Grange Suburban Life, Nov. 30, 2011.