NYPA begins work on power lines from Marcy to Clay


Beginning Monday, Sept. 20, and continuing until mid-November, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) will conduct work on overhead transmission lines in Onondaga, Madison, and Oneida Counties. 

Work will proceed over an area of approximately 50 miles stretching from Marcy to Clay in Onondaga County.

“The work to install fiber optic cables is part of NYPA’s $177 million Communications Backbone Initiative. Announced in 2017, the updating of communications systems on the lines spans multiple regions throughout the state. This phase comprises a 50-mile stretch of transmission line running primarily through the towns of Clay, Cicero, Bridgeport, Chittenango, Canastota, Verona, Durhamville, Rome, Westmoreland, Whitestown, and Marcy,” a release reads.

Work is expected to wrap up around Nov. 15. Helicopter work will take place daily between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., weather permitting. 

“While working at the towers along the transmission line, the helicopter will hover between 100-200 feet off the ground. When the helicopter is traveling between locations, it typically flies between 400-500 feet off the ground. Local, state and federal agencies have been notified,” the release adds.


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