neighborhood-projects

Working in Your Neighborhood

Our crews are working to improve resiliency and reliability

To help keep you informed when our work crews will be in your neighborhood, this web page includes information about some of our larger projects that may be occurring in your area.

TEP crews work year-round to strengthen our local energy grid by inspecting, repairing, and upgrading the lines, poles and other equipment throughout our service territory, which covers 1,155 square miles.

Tucson Electric Power: Grid Improvements for More Reliable Service

Grid Improvements for More Reliable Service

TEP’s proposed projects are designed to enhance our local energy grid while preparing for our community’s future energy needs.
Downtown
Overhead Wire Upgrade
General Area: W. 6th St. & N. Church Ave.
Expected Duration: September-October 2020

Description: Crews will be working overhead during daytime hours upgrading equipment and lines and adding new equipment to support a nearby substation.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Crews may be working nights and weekends.
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Eastside
Harrison Substation – Phase 1 Overhead Distribution Work
General Area: N. Harrison Road & E. Speedway Blvd.
Expected Duration: January-December 2020

Description: Crews will be working on overhead lines to support the added capacity of a newly-built substation in the area. Their work will expand the capacity of our local energy grid and strengthen its resiliency for improved safety and reliability.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise are all possible. Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Eastside
Harrison Substation – Phase 2 Overhead Distribution Work
General Area: N. Harrison Road & E. Broadway Blvd.
Expected Duration: November-December 2020

Description: Crews will be working on overhead lines to support the added capacity of a newly-built substation in the area. Their work will expand the capacity of our local energy grid and strengthen its resiliency for improved safety and reliability.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Eastside
Transformer Replacement Program (Rolling Hills)
General Area: Rolling Hills Neighborhood (Camino Seco & 29th St.)
Expected Duration: January-December 2020

Description: Approximately 100 transformers are being prioritized for replacement to increase safety and service reliability. Crews will be working on the pad-mounted equipment during daytime hours to replace the transformers.

Possible Impacts: Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Possibly noise and weekend work.
Foothills
Underground Cable Replacement
General Area: Craycroft & Territory
Expected Duration: October-November 2020

Description: Crews are upgrading and installing new underground cables to support increased energy needs and greater service reliability.

Possible Impacts: Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Possible noise and weekend work.
Southwest
Voltage Conversion (Mesa Ridge)
General Area: S. Freedom Dr. & Ajo Way
Expected Duration: September-October 2020

Description: Our crew is building in additional capacity to our electrical circuits. Crews will be working overhead weekdays and possibly evenings and weekends.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Vail
Overhead Line Connection
General Area: S. White Lightning Lane & E. Rex Molly Road
Expected Duration: January-February 2021

Description: To support continued load growth in the area, additional capacity and redundancy is being added to the system. Crews will be working underground weekdays and possibly weekends. Environmental and field surveyors may be conducting onsite field surveys. Trees!

Possible Impacts: Traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and noise are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.

Over the last five years, we’ve invested approximately $1.2 billion to maintain and improve service while transitioning to a cleaner, more flexible and resilient energy portfolio.

These upgrades and improvements to about 5,100 miles of electrical lines strengthen our circuits – the local subsections of our grid – so that they are able to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as sweltering heat and violent storms, and support rooftop solar. This helps reduce power outages to ensure safe, reliable service now and for many years to come.

Our work projects range from preventive and routine maintenance and equipment upgrades to expanding our system to keep pace with the growing energy needs of the community.

The projects listed below let our customers know when and where TEP crews will be working on some larger projects in their area. Organized by general location, each project includes the nature of the work, its duration and any potential impacts to nearby residents.

Click on the project map to review our current project sites.

If a service outage is necessary for us to complete the work, affected customers will be notified.

If you’re traveling through these work zones, please proceed with caution, for your own protection and the safety of our crews. If you have questions about these work projects, feel free to contact TEP Customer Care at 520-623-7711 Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Project by area

Downtown
Overhead Wire Upgrade
General Area: W. 6th St. & N. Church Ave.
Expected Duration: September-October 2020

Description: Crews will be working overhead during daytime hours upgrading equipment and lines and adding new equipment to support a nearby substation.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Crews may be working nights and weekends.
Eastside
Harrison Substation – Phase 1 Overhead Distribution Work
General Area: N. Harrison Road & E. Speedway Blvd.
Expected Duration: January-December 2020

Description: Crews will be working on overhead lines to support the added capacity of a newly-built substation in the area. Their work will expand the capacity of our local energy grid and strengthen its resiliency for improved safety and reliability.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise are all possible. Essential power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Eastside
Harrison Substation – Phase 2 Overhead Distribution Work
General Area: N. Harrison Road & E. Broadway Blvd.
Expected Duration: November-December 2020

Description: Crews will be working on overhead lines to support the added capacity of a newly-built substation in the area. Their work will expand the capacity of our local energy grid and strengthen its resiliency for improved safety and reliability.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and some noise. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Eastside
Transformer Replacement Program (Rolling Hills)
General Area: Rolling Hills Neighborhood (Camino Seco & 29th St.)
Expected Duration: January-December 2020

Description: Approximately 100 transformers are being prioritized for replacement to increase safety and service reliability. Crews will be working on the pad-mounted equipment during daytime hours to replace the transformers.

Possible Impacts: Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Possibly noise and weekend work.
Foothills
Underground Cable Replacement
General Area: Craycroft & Territory
Expected Duration: October-November 2020

Description: Crews are upgrading and installing new underground cables to support increased energy needs and greater service reliability.

Possible Impacts: Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance. Possible noise and weekend work.
Southwest
Voltage Conversion (Mesa Ridge)
General Area: S. Freedom Dr. & Ajo Way
Expected Duration: September-October 2020

Description: Our crew is building in additional capacity to our electrical circuits. Crews will be working overhead weekdays and possibly evenings and weekends.

Possible Impacts: Tree trimming along the roadside, traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.
Vail
Overhead Line Connection
General Area: S. White Lightning Lane & E. Rex Molly Road
Expected Duration: January-February 2021

Description: To support continued load growth in the area, additional capacity and redundancy is being added to the system. Crews will be working underground weekdays and possibly weekends. Environmental and field surveyors may be conducting onsite field surveys. Trees!

Possible Impacts: Traffic control or lane closures, parking restrictions and noise are possible. Power outages may be necessary for safety reasons and affected customers will be notified in advance.