On Wednesday, January 11, 2023 at 7 pm, the United Illuminating Company (UI) is holding a public informational meeting at the Main Library on the Old Post Road for property owners, businesses, and residents south of the Metro North Railroad from Sasco Brook to Ash Creek to give a presentation on its railroad transmission line rebuild project. The Public and all interested parties are invited to attend to ask questions or comment on the proposed Project.
UI is proposing to remove its existing 115-kV lines and infrastructure from the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CT DOT) railroad catenary structures that span the Metro North (MNR) tracks in both Fairfield and Bridgeport. Along approximately 7.3 miles of the MNR tracks, the 115-kV lines will be removed from about 100 catenary structures and rebuilt on single or double-circuit monopoles, which will be located within or near the CT DOT-owned railroad corridor.
In Fairfield, the new monopoles will be located south of the MNR tracks; in Bridgeport, the new monopoles will be positioned north or south of the tracks, depending on location relative to the existing built environment or alignment into UI facilities. The Project will also provide an upgrade to connections at four UI substations, all located in Bridgeport. These transmission line upgrades will help maintain system reliability, promote climate resiliency, preserve safety within and adjacent to the transmission lines and provide technological enhancements to legacy system equipment. For more information, please click here.
WHO: Property owners, businesses, and residents south of the Metro North Railroad from Sasco Brook to Ash Creek
WHAT: UI Public Informational Meeting – Railroad Transmission Line Rebuild Project
WHERE: Fairfield Public Library, Rotary Room, 2nd Floor, 1080 Post Road, Fairfield
WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2023, 7:00 – 8:30 PM (Inclement weather date – January 18th – same time and location)