Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative Planning Tree Trimming, New Power Line Installation - Coast Guard Road


Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative, in an effort to improve the reliability of electric service in Emerald Isle along Coast Guard Road, will be installing additional electric power lines in the area between Cape Emerald subdivision to a point just west of the entrance to Spinnakers Reach subdivision.  New, slightly higher electric poles will be installed to replace the existing poles in this area, and additional power lines will add capacity in this area of Emerald Isle.  The total distance is approximately 0.7 miles, and will follow the route of existing power lines in this area (which criss-cross the roadway a couple of times). 

Tree trimming and removal will be necessary under and adjacent to the existing power lines in this area.  The Town has asked Carteret-Craven and their tree removal contractor to be judicious whenever possible, and try not to remove any more vegetation than is absolutely necessary (but much will be necessary).  The Town has also asked them to leave this area as tidy and attractive as possible upon completion of the work.  Tree trimming and removal will begin on Monday, February 26, and may continue for the next 3 – 4 weeks.  Minor traffic delays may occur along Coast Guard Road during this work.  Following tree trimming and removal, a separate Carteret-Craven contractor will arrive to install the new poles and new lines.  This work will likely begin later in March, and should be complete by Memorial Day.  Again, minor traffic delays may occur along Coast Guard Road during this work. 

If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to Will Pittman at Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative at 252-247-3107 or .  Thank you for your patience and understanding during this work, which will ultimately result in more reliable electric service for everyone in this area.

Posted by Rhonda Ferebee Friday, February 23, 2018 3:03:00 PM Categories: News