Central Lincoln Reliability Project
17th & Holdrege to 21st &
to 30th & A to 56th & Everett
The Central Lincoln Reliability Project remains on track, with design of
the overhead and underground portions completed and construction underway.
See the progress map.
The project’s 115-kilovolt
line replaces an underground line installed 36 years ago and will connect
17th and Holdrege streets, a new substation at 21st and N streets, 30th and
A streets, and 56th and Everett streets. (See the map below.)
The new line is necessary to...
- Replace aging
- Meet the growing demand for electricity in central Lincoln.
- Improve system
Approximately 63 percent of the route will be buried cable, and 37
percent will be overhead power lines. In
association with the 115-kV line being placed overhead along South Street,
the existing lower-voltage lines will be placed underground.
Throughout the project, property owners will be notified
in advance of construction.
LES expects the Central Lincoln Reliability Project line to be
energized in fall 2013.
transmission line route was approved by the LES Administrative Board in
November 2010 after extensive input was gathered via three public open
houses, a customer survey, conversations with customers and numerous
meetings with public agencies and other stakeholders.
Maps and photo
Place your cursor
over the 1, 2 or 3 on the map below, and click on the numbers to get a
closer view of the area. When map 1 opens, click on the "View Photo" squares
throughout the map to see the existing sites and the future line. Map 2 and
3 show an underground route so there are no photos. (Note: These files are
large, so please be patient while waiting for them to open.)
For a closer view, click on the 1, 2 and 3 on the map.
When map 1 opens, click on the "View Photo" squares throughout the map to
see the existing sites and the future line. Map 2 and 3 show an underground
route so there are no photos.
- 2010 / Route study and selection
- 2010-2012 / Easement acquisition as
Underground - 17th & Holdrege to 32nd & South Street
- 2012 / Contract awarded to General Cable
for the underground duct bank, vaults and cable installation
- April 2012 / Started construction of underground
duct bank and vaults - subcontractor K2 Construction
- May 2012 / Started bore under Antelope
Creek – subcontractor King Contracting, Inc.
- June 2012 / Completed bore under Antelope
- Early April 2013 / Cable and accessories
- Late April 2013 / Start cable
installation into duct and vault system – General Cable
- May 2013 / Planned completion of
underground duct bank and vaults
Late May 2013 / Complete cable installation into duct and
- Late May 2013 / Start cable
splicing in vaults – General Cable
- Mid-June 2013
/ Start cable terminations or connections at substations – General Cable
- Late August 2013 / Complete cable terminations
or connections at substations
- Late August 2013
/ Complete cable splicing in vaults
- September 2013
/ Inspections, testing, training and demobilization
Overhead - 32nd & South Street to 56th & Everett
- July 2012 / – Contract awarded to PAR
Electrical Contractors, Inc.
- September 2012 / Started concrete anchor bolt foundations –
subcontractor Longfellow Drilling
- October 2012 / Started setting poles – PAR Electric Contractors,
- Late October 2012 / Released contractor to assist with restoration
from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy
- December 2012 / Contractor returned to continue with pole setting –
PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. and Longfellow Drilling
- January 2013 / Completed pole installation on South Street
- February 2013 / Started wire or conductor installation on South
Street – PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc.
- Mid-February 2013 / Completed wire or conductor installation on
- February 2013 / Completed the setting of poles on 56th Street and
Longfellow Drilling demobilized
- March 2013 / Completed wire or conductor installation on 56th Street,
and PAR Electrical Contractors, Inc. demobilized
- March and April 2013 / Restoration of sidewalks and yards on both
South Street and 56th Street
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