As you know, this summer PPL Electric Utilities began the important work to build a new underground transmission line near both of those properties. This project is necessary to improve electric service throughout the region. Without the new line, thousands of customers in the region could potentially face long outages in the event of a transmission system problem. This work has resulted in road closures in close proximity to our Whitfield Elementary and High School Campuses.
We have been assured by PPL that all roads around those schools will be open for the start of school on Monday, August 26. Please note that the impacted roads will be temporarily paved so they will be able to be driven on. The full paving will be completed next summer.