Siting Council OKs revised plan for Fairfield, Bridgeport with relocated power lines

United Illuminating Company has gotten the OK to build multi-story steel poles north of the railroad tracks between Fairfield and Bridgeport. The council’s decision would relocate the monopoles that UI applied to build along the southern side of the tracks, where the structures, designed to support electric lines, would have sliced through 19.25 acres of private property that the company would be authorized to use. UI has touted the project as a necessary upgrade that will modernize its infrastructure and strengthen reliability since announcing the work in 2022. Gerber said town officials are weighing an appeal and consulting with its legal team. UI has not released the design for the revised project, leaving the height, location and overall impact of the monopoles unknown, according to the town release.

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