Hydro work being done on Beachway towers - starts November 6th

News 100 blueBy Staff

October 25, 2017



Hydro One crews will be conducting maintenance along Burlington Beach from Monday, November 6 to Sunday, November 12.

Beachway - hydro work Nov 2017

The overhead shield wire between towers 20 and 22, as shown below, is damaged and must be repaired to ensure the continued safe and reliable operation of the power line. Shield wire is in place to protect equipment from lightning strikes and allows for the monitoring and control of the infrastructure; it does not carry electricity. Hydro One crews will be repairing the damaged shield wire each day until the work is complete on November 12.

Crews will be using all-terrain vehicles and some small pieces of construction equipment to complete this work.

For worker and public safety, pedestrian access to the area between towers 20 and 22 will be restricted while work is taking place. We recognize that this area is used by members of the community, and Hydro One staff will use signage, barriers and flaggers to ensure that the area is safe and secured.

Typical work hours will run from approximately 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. In addition, on Saturday, November 11, crews will be working from 8:00 p.m. into the night while the infrastructure is de-energized. To ensure safety, proper lighting will be used during all evening work. Your local electricity service will not be interrupted as a result of this maintenance work.

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2 comments to Hydro work being done on Beachway towers – starts November 6th

  • Helene Skinner

    Contact Matt Koevoets at Burlington City Hall

  • craig

    on a recent walk along waterfront trail from Spencer smith to lift bridge I noticed a number of trees badly in need of trim as they definitely would impact power lines any idea if that is to be done?