Dominion Virginia Power will be rebuilding two 70-year old power lines in Prince William County that currently service 11,000 NOVEC customers.
According to a release, after a review of Dominion’s energy infrastructure in Prince William it was determined that the two transmission lines that run from Smoketown Road in Woodbridge to Possum Point in Dumfries needed to be rebuilt.
“The 115kV lines were originally built in 1948 and 1954 on wooden poles. Although well maintained, it has come time to completely replace these old transmission lines before they become a reliability concern,” stated Dominion in a release.
The project is not expected to require any new ‘right of way’ and will be comparable in height and size to the existing lines, stated Dominion’s page on the project.
There will be two open houses that residents can attend to learn more about the project, and voice their comments and concerns.
The first meeting is on May 2 at Fitzgerald Elementary School at 15500 Benita Fitzgerald Drive in Woodbridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The second meeting is on May 4 at River Oaks Elementary School at 16950 McGuffeys Trail in Woodbridge from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
To see the project maps, click here.