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Dominion completes one Gloucester project; another underway

Dominion Virginia Power recently completed work on one major electrical project in Gloucester and is well underway on constructing another project.

A project to improve electrical service to the Route 14 corridor of Gloucester into Mathews was completed earlier this month, Dominion spokesperson Daisy Pridgen said recently.

The project involved erecting 150 steel poles, taller than those they replaced, to carry 10 miles of electric lines from the Wan substation near Cow Creek Mill on Route 14 into Mathews County.

The new poles elevate many lines over the existing trees that previously fell on them during storms and high winds, Pridgen said. That work also included a wider right-of-way to keep poles farther from the main road.

Construction of that project began in the summer of 2015 and was expected to be completed by late 2016, but the completion date was pushed back a few months because of weather and construction delays.

That project is part of Dominion’s effort to improve ...

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