FPL Improves System over next 90 days
HIGHLAND BEACH – Residents can expect power outages over the next 90 days as Florida Power & Light Company install 40 new concrete utility poles and associated overhead equipment along State Road A1A.
The planned schedule is as follows:
· Sept. 9 – 30: Work between 3723 and 3407 South Ocean Blvd.
· Oct. 1 – 31: Work between 3407 and 3101 South Ocean Blvd.
· Nov. 1 – Dec. 1: Work between 3101 and 2727 South Ocean Blvd.
The new concrete poles are stronger than the existing ones and are built to withstand wind gusts of up to 140 miles per hour, according to a news release from the company. They will also require a crane to install them. Single-lanes along A1A will be closed intermittently from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid rush-hour lane closures.
Safety personnel with flags will help direct traffic during work hours.