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Dominion nearly finished with local line upgrade

Dominion Virginia Power has completed much of the work to improve electrical service to the Route 14 corridor of Gloucester into Mathews.

Daisy Pridgen, a spokesperson for Dominion, said the project is expected to be completed by March 1, 2017.

All 150 steel poles have been set, Pridgen said, and eight of the 10 miles of electrical line have been placed. The project involved erecting taller poles to carry electric lines from the Wan substation near Cow Creek Mill Pond on Route 14 into Mathews County.

The new poles will elevate many lines over the existing trees that often fall atop them during storms and high winds, Pridgen said. The work also includes a wider right-of-way to keep poles farther away from the main road.

Construction began in the summer of 2015 and was expected to be completed by the end of this year. However, Pridgen said the completion date was moved back a couple of months because of weather and construction delays.

The project is part of Dominion Virginia Power&...

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