Fairbanks Avenue Improvement Project

Electric Utility Undergrounding

PROJECT COMPLETE

The city’s Electric Utility Department worked in conjunction with Duke Energy® to underground the overhead power lines that run along the south side of Fairbanks Avenue between Interstate 4 and Harper Street. Construction started in late 2018, and is now complete. The remaining poles that hold other utilities, such as TV and cable lines, are scheduled to be removed by the end of 2020 along with the installation of new street lights. This project, funded by a Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) grant, helps improve reliability for this corridor and enhances this valuable gateway into Winter Park.

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Overview: Underground Power Line Project

Fairbanks Avenue Underground Power Line Project

COMPLETE

  • Construction – Harper Street between Comstock Avenue and Fairbanks Avenue and continuing to west side of Orlando Avenue.
    – Full closure of Harper Street from Nov. 1, 2018, to Spring 2019
    – Jacking pit 14 feet deep, 30 feet long and 14 feet wide for first six weeks
    – Detour signs will direct Walgreens customers and other traffic

Fairbanks Avenue Underground Power Line Project - Phase 1

COMPLETE

  • Open cut in south lane of Fairbanks from west of Orlando Avenue to Kilshore Lane
  • Construction of an approximately 8′ x 16′ receiving pit just east of the McDonald’s location
  • Harper Street closure from southern entrance of Walgreens to Comstock Avenue
  • Detour signs will direct car traffic to area businesses

Fairbanks Avenue Underground Power Line Project - Phase 2

COMPLETE

  • Open cut in south lane of Fairbanks from east of Ohio Street to east of Kilshore Lane
  • Detour signs will direct car traffic to area businesses

Fairbanks Avenue Underground Power Line Project - Phase 3

COMPLETE

  • Open cut from Ohio Street to Interstate 4 ramp
  • Detour signs and signal lights will direct traffic

Fairbanks Avenue Underground Power Line Project - Phase 4

COMPLETE

  • Road resurfacing and marking
  • Energize new underground facilities

Weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances may result in modifications to the schedule.

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