Tree Trimming, Powerline Hardening in Ridgefield Now Through October

Crews will be working on several Ridgefield roads during the day from now through the fall.

Photo Credit: CTLightandPower via Flickr
Photo Credit: CTLightandPower via Flickr
Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) crews have begun tree trimming work in Ridgefield and are expected to continue through the fall.

The work is part of CL&P’s “System Resiliency Plan,” which is designed to improve reliability and reduce the impact of severe weather.  

“In Connecticut, trees are the number one cause of power outages, often as a result of strong winds or ice,” according to company spokesman Mitch Gross. “That’s why CL&P invests millions of dollars each year in vegetation management across its service territory.”

The program consists of three parts: tree trimming; electrical hardening with coated, thicker-gauge wire; and structural hardening by reinforcing utility poles, cross-arms and other equipment.

Crews will be working from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. most days, weather permitting, from now through October. Drivers using the roads listed below and in the map above should expect delays when workers are operating.

Work will take place on the following roads:  
  • Bennett’s Farm Road
  • Cross Hill Road
  • Danbury Road
  • Farmingville Road
  • Great Hill Road
  • Knollwood Drive
  • Old Quarry Road
  • Old Stagecoach Road
  • Grove Street
  • South Street
  • Old Danbury Road
  • Haviland Road


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