Downtown Utility Burial Project

Downtown Newark still has many overhead electric and communication lines. These lines pose a significant health and safety hazard through the risk of fire, shock, or arc to area residents and businesses. Therefore, the City, in cooperation with AEP, has contracted with Claypool Electric to bury the lines underground in a manner consistent with current safety and building codes. The work will start downtown on November 1st and will last 6-8 months.

Please Note:

AEP is experiencing delays in material. At this time, transformers are not expected to be delivered until November 2022.

At the time of delivery, the dates for power switch over will be determined. 

For questions, please email [email protected] 

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