Robe power upgrade disruption

Robe power upgrade disruption

SA Power Networks is undertaking a project to improve the reliability of the power supply in the township of Robe.

This includes the replacement of 1.3km of high-voltage overhead powerline, along with 23 Stobie poles and overhead equipment at 50 current Stobie pole locations.

The upgrades are required due to coastal corrosion of the local network.

Civil works began last month and are expected to finish by the end of May.

This work involves installing new Stobie pole foundations beneath existing power lines and preparing for underground cables for a road crossing at 2 Sturt Street, Robe.

Following the civil works, overhead powerline and Stobie pole installations are set to begin in June, with completion anticipated by the end of August.

To ensure the safety of both workers and the community, SA Power Networks will implement traffic management measures.

Access to businesses will be maintained using road plates and stop/go traffic management.

Speed restrictions and parking limitations will also be in the place near the work sites.

As part of the project, some private electricity connections may require alterations.

There will be no cost to customers for this work.

SA Power Network will have generation in place in August over two days at 1 Evans Road, Robe to minimise power outages.

During its operation, soundproofing measures will be in place, however there may still be some noise disturbance.

There will be dust, vibration and noise from the work, the generator, and the operation of heavy machinery and vehicles such as cranes.

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