[450] Of interest to the locals.

David McKenzie k1fsy at vhfwiki.com
Fri Feb 7 17:49:07 EST 2014

On Feb 7, 2014 12:46 PM, "William Knapp / KC1WJ" <kc1wj at kc1wj.com> wrote:

> Chris, John, Dave, etc.
> Helicopter to string wires for CL&P power line project
> MIDDLEBURY -- Weather permitting, a helicopter will be in the sky between
> Tower Road and Interstate 84 on Saturday and Sunday to string wire for a
> power line replacement project by Connecticut Light & Power Co.
> The 1990 Line Rebuild Project includes replacing aging lattice-style
> transmission towers and wires along 21 miles between the CL&P substation
> off Route 8 in Watertown and the Stevenson Dam on the Housatonic River in
> Monroe. The project is estimated at $70 million.
> A helicopter will be used from the area of Tower Road across Interstate 84
> and into Waterbury to string the new line. CL&P officials said using a
> helicopter decreases the time it takes to string the wire, and allows
> workers to bridge sensitive areas like wetlands and road crossings.
> Officials will coordinate with the state Department of Transportation and
> state police to stop traffic while the wire is pulled across the highway.
> After the wire is strung, CL&P has proposed to use "imploding splices" to
> connect the lengths of wire. The proposed location for the implosions is
> 146 Tower Road in the CL&P right-of-way.
> The process creates a sound similar to a loud clap of thunder, CL&P
> officials said.
> The proposal is to do six implosions between Sunday and Feb. 15, and three
> more between April 14 and 19.
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