Motorists Urged to Drive Cautiously in Work Areas
Dayton, Texas -- Dayton area residents will benefit from yet another service
reliability project when contract crews begin work to remove vegetation from a
power line that includes the FM 563 right-of-way.
The 55-mile power line originates at the Magnolia Ames Substation located on
FM 563 just north of Moss Bluff Road. It serves more than 700 customers in an
area bounded by the Trinity River on the west, FM 770 on the east, the
Chambers-Liberty counties line on the south and the Liberty city limits on the
north. Work is set to begin around March 18, weather permitting, and will be
complete by the end of June.
"We especially want those driving in the area to be aware of this project,"
said Ron Fletcher, Entergy''s customer service representative for the area. "Our
concerns are for the crews because they will be working along the highway in the
Fletcher added that work in and around Dayton "is an example of how we invest
in our system to reduce outages and help ensure a safe, reliable supply of power
to our customers."
Entergy Texas invests about $7 million per year in its vegetation management
program, trimming an average of 2,000 line miles annually.
Another project still underway in Dayton, trimming on a line served by the
Dayton Substation on Highway 146 South, began earlier this year and is about 50
percent complete. Crews are expected to finish in April.
Entergy Texas, Inc. provides electricity to more than 426,000 customers in 27
counties. It is a subsidiary of Entergy Corporation. Entergy is an integrated
energy company engaged primarily in electric power production and retail
distribution operations. Entergy owns and operates power plants with
approximately 30,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity, including more
than 10,000 megawatts of nuclear power, making it one of the nation''s leading
nuclear generators. Entergy delivers electricity to 2.8 million utility
customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas.