As part of its ongoing efforts to improve its electrical distribution system throughout Connecticut, Connecticut Light and Power Co. (CL&P) is upgrading the system in Westport. The $1.4 million project, which is already under way and scheduled to be completed in October, is taking place along Riverside Avenue (Route 33), Indian Hill Road, Hogan Trail, Cricket Lane and Robert Lane.

The work will improve reliability for customers throughout the area and includes:

  • Replacing 81 poles and installing new cross arms and insulators;
  • Installing over 4 mi of new wire that is specially made for use in tree-lined areas;
  • Installing new equipment to provide alternate routes for electricity in the event of an interruption; and
  • Installing 120 new lightning arresters.
“With the successful completion of this work, our customers throughout this area will have a stronger, more reliable system to meet their current and future needs,” said Bruce Bernier, director of Southern Division Operations for CL&P. “These improvements are part of the nearly $3 billion investment in our infrastructure we are making across the state over the next five years.”