Duke Energy upgrades St. Petersburg manholes

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Changes are afoot underneath the streets of downtown St. Petersburg as Duke Energy dispatches crews to perform infrastructure upgrades during late November under the auspices of its $140 million initiative to improve electrical reliability.


Weather permitting, Duke Energy will be adding new safety features to the downtown electrical manholes between the dates of Nov. 28 and Nov. 30 in these specific locations: between First Ave. N. and Central and Fourth St. N. and Fifth St. N. and on Eighth St. N. between Central Ave. and First St. N.


Pedestrians, motorists and passersby may notice temporary route changes and traffic slowdowns as a result of lane closures during this project. The public is advised that the ongoing work will not affect daily water supply, sanitary sewers, reclaimed water or the quality of drinking water in the city.


The St. Petersburg Chamber noted that the work is not related to the wastewater improvement plan recently implemented by Mayor Rick Kriseman. Individuals with any questions about the project may contact Duke Energy at 800-700-8744.

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