AEP Power Line Upgrades Cause Sherwood Way Lane ClosuresPress Release
SAN ANGELO, TX – AEP Texas began upgrading a 69-kilovolt electric transmission line from the College Hills area to the Grape Creek area Friday. The work was originally scheduled to start on October 18 but was postponed due to weather. The work is underway and is likely to entail some traffic disruptions in the Sunset Drive, Sherwood Way, the entrance to West Houston Harte Expressway and Houston Harte Frontage Road North.
According to a press release on Friday and Saturday, AEP Texas began transferring the old conductor, removing one shield wire, moving from span to span one crossing at a time. Crews started at Sherwood and Sunset streets.
From Nov. 2-7, crews will remove three conductors and one shield wire, and install new conductor and a fiber line. AEP Texas does not anticipate stopping traffic during these activities, however, the work could slow traffic at times. This work will occur from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the weekdays and from 8 a.m. until to 6 p.m. on weekends, weather permitting.
AEP Texas’ contractor, North Houston Pole Line, will coordinate with the Texas Department of Transportation on several road closures while the work is being completed:
The entrance to Stripes and Academy stores, off of Sunset Drive, and the entrance to Office Depot, off of Sherwood Way, will be closed for approximately one week beginning Friday, October 26.
The inside lanes of West Houston Harte Expressway and Houston Harte Frontage Road North will be closed intermittently until the work is complete. The turn lanes on Sherwood Way at Sunset Drive also will be closed intermittently during this time. Traffic delays will be minimal.