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Posted on: June 21, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Notice to Public: Hydro Pole Upgrades and Replacement

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June 26, 2019

The Aerial Make Ready (AMR) Project includes the upgrade or replacement of approximately 450 poles or structures throughout the City of Nelson and surrounding area. Nelson Hydro poles carry hydro lines, telephone lines and cable lines.

Due to the quantity and tight completion timelines with Telus' schedule, there will be several power line crews working throughout the City and area in order to avoid the inclement weather in the fall.

Telus’ Project Falcon is part of a $4-billion investment in new fibre infrastructure and facilities that Telus is making across British Columbia in order to provide their customers with a new high-speed network that has a limitless bandwidth.

The project will start in June and run until the end of summer 2019 (approximately).

This project is important for our customers as we are upgrading or replacing infrastructure that is important for reliability and safety to your electric utility. We are working cooperatively with our partner Telus on this project. Without the completion of the AMR project, the necessary Telus infrastructure cannot be installed, thereby preventing the installation of a new high speed network/fibre to homes and businesses.

Residents may be impacted as multiple crews using large equipment will be setting power poles and working at heights that will create congestion in the block where they are working.

In order to upgrade or replace poles, areas around the pole will be disturbed. Any landscape restoration work necessary will be completed near the end of the project. 

Disruptions to traffic and parking areas will be managed with notification and signage as needed.

For any planned outages, crews will hand-deliver notices to affected residences where practical. Sandwich boards will also be placed in affected areas.

For more Information please contact Nelson Hydro Administration at (250) 352-8240 or

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