Tampa Electric is committed to providing reliable, cost-effective electricity to you and your neighbors in Tampa.
Tampa Electric plans to build a new power line and a substation in your neighborhood. The company will construct the Interbay Substation, at 7750 Interbay Blvd. The project also includes a new 69-kilovolt (kV) power line that will run 1 mile north along the west side of Manhattan Avenue, east on Coolidge Avenue, where it will tie into an existing line at Iowa Avenue. Several poles in the existing line along Iowa and Clark avenues will be upgraded. (Please see attached map.)
This equipment is needed to serve growth at MacDill Air Force Base and in the surrounding community.
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About 40 new steel or concrete poles will be installed, which will be roughly 74 feet tall and 24 inches wide at ground level. Ten existing poles will be removed.
Traffic will be temporarily disrupted during the installation of the equipment. Residents may hear some construction-related noise, mostly during daylight hours on weekdays. Construction started in July 2017 and is scheduled to be complete by summer 2018. Customers should not experience a power outage because of this work. We urge residents to drive safely during construction for the safety of residents, vehicles and Tampa Electric crews.
An open house, with Tampa Electric representatives, was held Jan. 21 at Port Tampa Park, 4702 W. McCoy St.
If you would like to learn more about this project, please call the Project Manager at 813-309-2579.