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Lehighton Borough

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  • Project Overview

    MetroTek Electrical Services (MetroTek), one of Pennsylvania's leading electrical construction and renewable energy firms, was awarded the 12.8 KV high-voltage power line reconductoring project for Lehighton Borough, County of Carbon Pennsylvania.

    To date, MetroTek has been closely involved in all aspects of electrical construction for the energy distribution system schedule for which was completed March 2011, including:

    • system delivery
    • system management
    • system modeling

    The project will positively impact Lehighton Borough, its residents and businesses. The many important aspects of electrical construction that MetroTek delivered on the Lehighton Borough project are representative of the extensive resources they offer that enable MetroTek to provide comprehensive electrical services across a variety of markets to enhance the operations of a specific industrial, utility and municipal energy facilities.

  • Project Details

    Scope of Services

    Specific work for the project included the removal and replacement of the existing primary conductors along Bridge Street, Bank Way and Route 209, for the three phase system and conductors for selected single and multi-phase tap offs.

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    MetroTek also returned all removed material and hardware to the Borough, coordinated all shutdowns with the Borough Electric Department, provided traffic and pedestrian control in accordance with local and state requirements, obtained permits from PennDOT for traffic control and overhead conductor installations along State Route 209.

    Results

    • Created local jobs
    • Produced indirect benefits to the local economy
    • More efficient power for local residents and businesses
    • More reliable power for local residents and businesses

    Conclusion

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    MetroTek removed and replaced the existing primary conductors along Bridge Street, Bank Way and Route 209. They installed 336.4MC ACSR conductors and 1/0 AWG ACSR conductors. Lehighton Borough is now able to provide more efficient and reliable power for its residents and businesses.