Block Island Times

BIPCo pole replacement project underway

The 2019 pole replacement program has been underway for the past couple of months. A total of 40 poles have been replaced since December, and Block Island Power Company President Jeffery Wright said that between 100 and 150 poles will be replaced by the end of the project.
Wright said that crews from Energized Line Construction have been tackling some of the more complicated installations. He said the pole recently replaced in Fountain Square was thoroughly rotted, and the technology on the pole replaced in front of the Historical Society on Old Town Road

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