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Bluebonnet To Replace Utility Poles Between Lexington And Deanville Substations

Bluebonnet to Replace Utility Poles Between Lexington and Deanville Substations

Bastrop - Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative will replace about onethird of the utility poles on its transmission line that runs from its Lexington substation to its Deanville substation between Texas 21 and FM 696. Beginning in June, contract crews will remove 31 wooden utility poles and replace them with steel or concrete poles.

“Wooden poles in this area are particularly susceptible to woodpecker damage,” said Phillip Ellis, Bluebonnet’s substation and transmission superintendent. “Replacing the damaged poles with steel and concrete poles is necessary to improve safety and increase reliability. Our goal is to eventually replace all the wooden poles on this transmission line with steel and concrete poles.”

The maintenance will be completed by the end of July. For more information about this project, call a Bluebonnet Member Service Representative at 800-842-7708.

Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative is one of the largest electric cooperatives in Texas and has been serving its members since 1939. Bluebonnet serves more than 81,000 meters and owns and maintains 11,000 miles of power lines, located across more than 3,800 square miles within 14 Central Texas counties. Bluebonnet’s service area stretches from Travis County to Washington County, and from Milam County down to Gonzales County. For more information about Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative, go to www.bluebonnetelectric.coop and follow the co-op on Facebook and Twitter.

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