Toledo Edison Crews Assist with Major Street Widening Project in Toledo

Work to Continue Through Mid-May on Lines and Equipment Relocation

Apr 07, 2014, 16:27 ET from FirstEnergy Corp.

TOLEDO, Ohio, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toledo Edison is working with the City of Toledo on the city's Dorr Street Safety Corridor Project. 

During the next few months Toledo Edison crews will replace and relocate 28 utility poles and install eight new transformers.  The project also includes installing new overhead wire, and relocating an underground service line.  The work is expected to cost about $725,000.

"The installation of new equipment along this section of Dorr Street will help enhance reliability for our customers," said Linda Moss, regional president of Toledo Edison.  "We're happy to assist the city in its goal to reduce traffic congestion in the area."

To ensure Toledo Edison crews can operate safely, lanes on Dorr Street between Douglas and Greenhills roads will be closed over the next several months as work continues.  Maintaining traffic flow while the electrical equipment is relocated may result in some delays during heavy commute times.

The City of Toledo Dorr Street Safety Corridor Project will result in the widening of the existing traffic lanes and the addition of turn lanes in the heavily-traveled areas near the University of Toledo. 

Toledo Edison, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE), serves more than 300,000 customers in northwest Ohio.  Follow Toledo Edison on Twitter @ToledoEdison.

FirstEnergy is a diversified energy company dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence.  Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York.

SOURCE FirstEnergy Corp.