Elizabeth City Eyes Electric Line to Busy Corridor for New Development

March 7, 2017

In what city officials say is a step toward bringing new development to Halstead Boulevard Extended, Elizabeth City plans to spend about $400,000 installing a new electrical line to the corridor. In a unanimous vote last week, City Council awarded a $400,450 bid to Lee Electrical, of Aberdeen, to install a “major feeder line” along Tanglewood Parkway between Halstead Boulevard Extended and Wellfield Road. Lee Electrical was the lone bidder on the project, but its price is less than the city’s $524,000 cost estimate for the project. In addition to expanding electrical service to serve more development on Halstead Boulevard Extended, the city is also planning a $1 million project to install streetlights along the corridor. Electrical projects are all paid for out of the city’s electrical fund, which are supported by electric rates and fees.


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