TORONTO, May 13 /CNW/ - Hydro One is advising motorists travelling in the Milton area this
weekend that there will be some traffic slowdowns as power lines are
installed across Highway 401 near the James Snow Parkway off-ramp in Milton.
Traffic will not be stopped on the 401, just slowed. The OPP will direct
motorists during the planned slowdowns and the Ministry of
Transportation will handle signage.
Crews will be stringing conductor (wire) onto new transmission towers.
Last weekend helicopters were used to string the conductor across the
highway, and traffic was also slowed on several occasions for safety
Several short traffic slowdowns are expected to occur between Saturday
morning and Sunday, during daylight hours. Hydro One and its
construction contractor, Valard, worked with the Ministry of
Transportation and the OPP to plan the stringing work across the
The new transmission line is expected to be in service by December 2012.
The approximately 180-kilometre, double-circuit 500 kilovolt (kV)
transmission line is being built on a widened existing corridor,
extending from the Bruce Power Facility in Kincardine to Hydro One's
Milton Switching Station.
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably and responsibly to homes
and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates
Ontario's 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers
electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and
a 123,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3
million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the
province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
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