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Posted on: November 10, 2021

PECO to Upgrade Equipment on Saw Mill Road

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Please see the attached LETTER FROM PECO regarding work to upgrade and install new equipment to enhance the local electric distribution system in the Saw Mill Road area of Newtown Township.  A rough map of the work area can be found HERE.  Work will begin in December, and the project is expected to be completed in May of 2022.  

Key information from the Letter to Residents includes:

  • PECO is investing more than $1.7 Million to enhance the local electric infrastructure in our area.  
  • This work includes upgrading and installing new equipment, including poles and tree hardened wires.  
  • This work will help to improve reliability – reducing the frequency of outages and minimizing the duration of outages that do occur.
  • Work will occur along Sawmill Rd between Roberts Road and Greene Countrie Drive
  • Tree trimming work will begin in December 2021 and construction will begin shortly afterwards. The project is expected to be completed by May 2022.
  • Work will be performed by PECO crews and qualified PECO contractors.

The following information will be delivered to residents who live along this area of Saw Mill Road:

Crews may need to temporarily interrupt service to safely complete some of this work. PECO will work with residents to ensure they are informed in advance of our activities and any planned interruptions, and with Newtown Township to minimize the impact on traffic and pedestrians whenever possible. Access for services such as trash and recycling removal, student transportation and emergency vehicles will be maintained during the work. 

Newtown Township reminds all those travelling through any such work zone to be extremely careful, and to follow the instructions of those workers from PECO and their sub-contractors who want to ensure everyone's safety while the project is completed.

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