News: Medford - Burial of Utility Lines (4 Jun 1994)
Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt
----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 5/30/2019
Originally published in the Star News, June 1, 1994
A proposal to bury utility lines on Broadway Ave. when the street is reconstructed in 1996 will be much more expensive than first thought
The Medford Common Council has previously approved buying the utility lines and staggering the street lights there, but learned last week that the cost for just the electrical service along will be approximately $555,000.
In addition, the cost to remove overhead telephone lines on Broadway and replace them with underground lines will run about $63,000.
At last week’s Council meeting Electric Utility manager Mike Frey suggested placing all street lights on the north side of the street, leave the maid overhead lines on the south side, and bury the services that cross the road. He said this would meet DOT requirements on street lighting, would be esthetically pleasing, and would cost about $55,000.
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