Long Lake Road 2020 Project

Line Relocation
Capital Build Project

MISE À JOUR: En raison des restrictions de travail COVID-19, ce projet est temporairement suspendu, la nouvelle date de début reste à déterminer.

To read this letter in French, please click here. Pour lire cette lettre en français, veuillez cliquer ici.

UPDATE: Due to COVID-19 work restrictions, this project is temporarily on hold with the new start date yet to be determined.

Greater Sudbury Hydro is committed to continually modernizing and upgrading the local distribution system to better serve you, our customer. You are receiving this letter because we will be working near your property over the coming months.

You may notice our crews in your neighborhood as we remove a very old, difficult-to-access pole line which runs through the bush, move a 3-phase line to the west side of Long Lake Road, and make some other necessary changes and upgrades along both Sunnyside Road and Edgewater Road.

There may be traffic disruptions due to the construction, some heavy truck traffic in the area, possible noise and dust due to rock drilling, which may be necessary to place new poles. We will also have a contractor doing some tree trimming early in the season before birds can nest or leaves emerge.
Work will be conducted during regular daytime construction hours on weekdays only. There will be some minor power interruptions, however they will be clustered to minimize the inconvenience, and you will receive advance notice. Any damage to your yard from to this work will be restored as soon as is reasonably practicable.

This project will improve the system reliability as we replace aging infrastructure and reduce the likelihood of unplanned outages by removing the old power line currently running through the forest. In the event of a future unplanned outage, the improvements will allow for easier, faster, and safer access to the power lines, resulting in quicker restoration times.
This is a significant project with a budget of approximately $420,000 which is already approved in this year’s capital expenditure budget.
We have a Google map of the project’s phases available below, showing the areas in which this work will be happening. If you wish to comment on the project please use the form below for your questions and/or feedback.
All comments will be reviewed, and referred to the appropriate person.
If a response is required, you will be contacted directly.

Kind regards—

Engineering Department
Greater Sudbury Hydro

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FAQ

Why is Greater Sudbury Hydro doing this Capital Building Project in the Long Lake/Sunnyside/Edgewater area?

Greater Sudbury Hydro is committed to continually modernizing and upgrading the local distribution system to better serve our customers. This project will improve the system reliability as we replace aging infrastructure and reduce the likelihood of unplanned outages by removing the old power line currently running through the forest. In the event of a future unplanned outage, the improvements will allow for easier, faster, and safer access to the power lines, resulting in quicker restoration times. (and BTW, one of the poles we are removing dates from 1949!)

How will this renewal affect my neighborhood?

There may be traffic disruptions due to the construction, some heavy truck traffic in the area, possible noise and dust due to rock drilling, which may be necessary to place new poles. We will also have a contractor doing some tree trimming early in the season before birds can nest or leaves emerge.

When will I notice things happening?

Work will be conducted during regular daytime construction hours on weekdays only.  Tree Trimming will begin in late March/early April to get ahead of nesting birds or emerging leaves. Construction work will begin in August, and will be done in phases, with full completion by winter. 

Will my power be interrupted?

There will be some minor power interruptions, however they will be clustered to minimize the inconvenience, and you will receive advance notice. 

What if my yard is damaged by equipment?

Any damage to your yard from to this work will be restored as soon as is reasonably practicable.

How much will this project cost?

This is a significant project with a budget of approximately $420,000, which is already approved in this year’s capital expenditure budget. 

Project Timeline

UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19 WORK RESTRICTIONS, THIS PROJECT IS TEMPORARILY ON HOLD WITH THE NEW START DATE YET TO BE DETERMINED.

This project will be completed in stages over the 2020 construction season, with tree trimming starting in April and the main portion beginning in August


Phase 1

Moving a 3-phase line from East side of Long Lake Road to West side.

Phase 2

Rebuilding the pole line along Sunnyside Road, adding a 3-phase line, and connecting to existing 3-phase line at the Luoma/Sunnyside intersection

Phase 3

Removing 3-phase line and changing to single-phase, maintaining most of the existing pole line along both Edgewater Road and Pearson Road

Phase 4

Removing old pole line which runs through bush from Edgewater to Long Lake Road.

 

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