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NIPSCO begins cable work in Duneland Cove

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NIPSCO is beginning work this week on an underground cable replacement project in the Duneland Cove subdivision.

NIPSCO Public Affairs Manager Rick Calinski told the Chesterton Tribune this morning that the project is expected to be substantially completed by the end of the first quarter of 2018, with crews returning in May to do restoration of the disturbed ground.

The project--part of the company’s ongoing seven-year electric modernization program--was originally scheduled for later in 2018, but was moved forward when manpower for the job became available, Calinski said.

The project is identical to the one undertaken last year in the Chestnut Hills subdivision.

Duneland Cove residents can expect some inconvenience, Calinski acknowledged, as crews will be excavating in the utility easements in the front, and in some cases in the rear, of homes. The current underground electric cable lies at a depth of around three to four feet.

When the project is completed, however, residents should see better service. “We’ve had some challenges when these underground cables reach the end of their useful life,” Calinski said. “But the upside is people will enjoy much more reliable electric service.”

Calinski added that Duneland Cove residents will be notified directly by NIPSCO through mailers and e-mails.



Posted 11/21/2017




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