Tree trimming work and electric system upgrades are being done in Ridgefield. Connecticut Light and Power says the work is likely to continue into the fall. Spokesman Mitch Gross says it's part of the utility's System Resiliency Plan to improve reliability and reduce the impact of big storms.
Gross says approximately 2,300 Ridgefield customers will benefit directly from the resiliency work. Most of the work in Ridgefield will take place between 8am and 5pm, weather permitting. The work includes tree trimming along 26 miles of road in Ridgefield. Drivers should to expect delays in the area. The utility also says planned outages are anticipated and will be communicated in advance.
The work is being done on Bennett's Farm Road, Cross Hill Road, Danbury Road, Farmingville Road, Great Hill Road, Knollwood Drive, Old Quarry Road, Old Stagecoach Road, Old Danbury Road, Grove Street, South Street and Haviland Road.
This is a $2 million investment in the local electric distribution system. Gross says structural hardening spans approximately 10 circuit miles, including 8.7 miles of backbone circuit--which are major lines originating at substations.