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Belco Trench Works on Harrington Sound Road – The Royal Gazette

Created: August 13, 2022 2:07 PM

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Belco has warned motorists that workers are expected to continue trenching work on Harrington Sound Road at Smith’s on Monday.

The project, which will continue until September 9, involves opening holes to pull cables through the newly installed conduits.

A Belco spokesperson said: “There will be a temporary single-lane road closure.

“The work will take place between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. and traffic control measures will be in place.

“Motorists are advised to use alternate routes on North Shore Road or South Road during the works.”

The spokesman said Belco is replacing 40% of its underground transmission cables, which are over 50 years old.

“Nearly 25% of our cables have served Bermuda for over 60 years,” he added.

“These cables and other transmission and distribution assets are well beyond their useful life, leading to higher outages, system vulnerability and higher maintenance costs.”

The public is encouraged to view trenching updates and information, including road user advisories, on the Belco website at belco.bm.

Wayne Caines, President of Belco, said, “We are fully aware that our ongoing infrastructure upgrades are causing inconvenience and frustration to the public.

“We ask for your patience and understanding as these critical trenching projects will ensure a more robust transmission grid that will support the addition of renewable energy as we transition to a sustainable energy future and work towards our goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050.”