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Segment A Update: The construction of the 115 kV pole line on Segment A of the transmission corridor between our Graceton Substation located near Graceton Rd. and Wheeler School Rd. to the Five Forks area near Clermont Mill Rd. is complete. The 115 kV circuit has been moved from the existing lattice towers to the new pole line. We are now installing a 230 kV circuit on the existing lattice towers. Construction continues on the upgrade of the Graceton Substation. Vegetation is being surveyed along Segment A in order to perform trimming and maintenance. Restoration of construction zones continues.
Constitution St. between Monument St. and N. Front St. in Baltimore City will be closed as part of a BGE electric reliability project. Constitution St. (south of Monument St.) will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traffic between February and December 2015. This is part of work to upgrade the electric system serving Baltimore City customers, including installation of an electric switching station. Please contact the project team at
BGEProject@bge.com with any questions.
BGE routinely inspects its infrastructure and upgrades components when necessary to ensure the safe and reliable delivery of power.
Beginning in mid-February, BGE will perform preventative maintenance on underground electric located beneath Reisterstown Road.
Site preparation and maintenance activities will continue on a 24-hour schedule, for approximately 80 days. This work will require modifications to current traffic operations along MD 140 (Reisterstown Road) including the temporary closure of the southbound left turn lane from MD 140 on to Hooks Lane.
BGE does not expect that service will be interrupted as a result of the work; if a temporary interruption is required, impacted customers will be notified. For questions or concerns, please email BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Reisterstown Road Electric Reliability Upgrade project.
Ellicott City Restoration UpdateBGE crews responded to downtown Ellicott City to inspect equipment and begin the process of restoring service to customers after the historic flooding that damaged the area. As part of the initial restoration, a 100 foot section of gas main was installed near College Avenue to restore service to some customers. BGE is coordinating with Howard County to schedule remaining gas and electric restorations when overall site restoration and construction permits.
For safety reasons, gas appliances will be inspected and must be in good working order to have service restored. It is the owner’s responsibility to have malfunctioning equipment inspected and repaired by a certified contractor. Upon completion of the work, the customer is responsible to produce an inspection certificate. BGE will contact customers when we begin to restore service and will need access to the gas meter inside of the property to relight appliances. Please confirm with BGE the best way to reach you. You can contact BGE at
1-800-685-0123. Thank you.
Joppa Farm Road Electric Reliability Project
For more information or updates, please contact
BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Joppatowne Reliability Improvement Project. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to upgrade the electric system.
Joppatowne Substation Reliability Upgrade ProjectTo improve service reliability to Harford County, we will upgrade the BGE Joppatowne Electric Substation located on Falconer Rd. This substation was completed in 1965 and serves the greater Joppatowne area that has grown significantly over the last 50 years. Upgrades toequipment within the substation, including a 2013 improvement, have kept pace with growth. BGE’s approximately four-acre property on which the substation sits was designed to accommodate continued growth. In 2016, we again will be expanding the substation equipment within our property behind the existing substation (area shaded in blue in image). This will require clearing and grading the land to accommodate the expanded substation boundaries, and installation of new substation equipment and poles. We expect the construction to take approximately 9-12 months, completing in mid-2017. The BGE project team consulted with the Lohrs Orchard Homeowners Association and Aspen Property Management, residents along Joppa Farm Rd. adjacent to the substation, as well as Harford County elected officials about the plans. Based on input from these stakeholders, BGE is adding additional screening trees and fencing around the substation site. We appreciate the guidance and support of the community as we undertake this project. If you have any questions or concerns as we perform this important reliability upgrade on our property, please contact us at 1-800-685-0123 or email BGEProject@bge.com and reference the Joppatowne Substation Reliability Upgrade project.
This site, bounded by Hillen Rd., Wellbourne Rd. and Sherwood Ave. in Baltimore, was selected and purchased for a new electric distribution facility, known as the Loch Raven Electric Facility. It will reliably distribute electric power to the homes and businesses in the area. BGE will maintain a fenced, secure location at this site until construction begins in 2016. BGE worked closely with Baltimore City and community stakeholders to select the new location that will help ensure continued electric service reliability. Contact
BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns.
BGE is working on a project that will increase the reliability of the energy grid. As part of this project, BGE is installing new equipment underground from Westport Substation to the site of the future Wilkens Substation. This equipment will run along parts of Cedley Street, Kent Street and Hollins Ferry Road before crossing under Washington Blvd., I-95, Carroll Park Golf Course and linking to a new electric facility near Wilkens Avenue and S. Catherine Street. In addition to adding durable new equipment to keep pace with customers' electric usage, the project will make it possible to more quickly re-route power in the event of an outage. The project which began in summer 2018, will continue through 2019 and is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
On sections of streets where work is occurring, you can expect to see construction crews excavating the pavement (roadway and sections of sidewalk) to install underground equipment and manholes. This work will require some temporary road and lane closures, parking restrictions, and additional temporary traffic signals and signage to regulate traffic in work zones. All work zones will be clearly marked and managed. For your safety and the safety of BGE employees and contractors, please use caution around utility work zones.
For more information or updates, please contact BGEProject@bge.com and reference the
Westport to Wilkens Electric Reliability Project. Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work to upgrade the energy grid so we can continue to provide reliable efficient and safe service to our customers.
We are beginning a project to upgrade the electric system serving the Wilkens Ave. corridor
and southwest Baltimore.
A new electric distribution facility is being constructed on BGE property off Wilkens Avenue between S. Catherine Street and S. Bentalou Street. The new substation facility will transform electricity from higher voltages used to move it from power plants at great distances to lower voltages used in homes, schools and businesses. This facility will also be connected to other electric facilities with new underground equipment (see Westport to Wilkens Electric Reliability Project) that will make it possible for BGE to re-route power quickly during outages due to storms or other causes. Doing so will help BGE improve service to you by reducing the frequency and duration of outages. During construction, there will be increased activity and vehicles at the construction location near South Catherine Street and South Bentalou Streets. We will work to minimize construction disruption as much as possible. We expect to be working throughout the remainder of 2019, with the new facility becoming operational at the end of 2019. Please contact BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns and reference the
Wilkens Avenue Substation Project.
BGE will upgrade the electric system serving customers in communities generally bordered by the following areas:
A new electric distribution facility will be constructed on BGE property located near Cold Spring Lane and the Jones Falls Expressway (I-83). The new substation facility will transform electricity from higher voltages used to move it from power plants at great distances to lower voltages used in homes, schools and businesses.
This facility will also be connected to other electric infrastructure that will make it possible for BGE to re-route power quickly during outages due to storms or other causes. That helps improve service to you by reducing the frequency and duration of outages.
Site work will commence in November 2016, substation construction will begin in the first quarter of 2017 and all equipment will be in service before December 2018. During construction there will be increased activity and vehicles at the construction location. BGE has closely worked with the community and Baltimore City while planning this project and we appreciate their help and patience.
We anticipate work to take place during daylight hours on weekdays, excluding major holidays, and will work to minimize construction disruption as much as possible
Please contact BGEProject@bge.com with any questions or concerns and reference the Camp Small Reliability Improvement Project.