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Electrical Circuit Upgrades Will Increase Reliability

Estes Park Light and Power is currently upgrading electrical circuits in the Beaver Point area and the area west of Highway 7 from Stanley Avenue south to Highacres Drive. Some of the existing overhead power lines in these areas are no longer capable of supplying enough electricity to meet future demands. The project is scheduled for completion this summer. Questions may be directed to Light and Power Superintendent Todd Steichen at 970-577-3601.

The Peak View circuit upgrade will be completed by contractor Hamlin Electric. The project area runs from Stanley Avenue south along Aspen Avenue, Elk Ridge Court, Tall Pines Drive and Prospect Mountain Road, crossing Peak View Drive and ending at the intersection of Highacres Drive and Highway 7. The Beaver Point area circuit upgrades will be completed by contractor Selcon Utility. The project area runs from Highway 66 at Mills Drive southwest to Aspen Brook Drive.

Property owners in each area have been contacted by mail and will be personally informed before crews begin work in their immediate area. Minor outages may occur during the upgrades. Following the transfer of electric lines, communication companies will transfer cables. After all lines are transferred, the old power poles will be removed.

The electrical circuit upgrades are part of a three-year project to increase electrical reliability for Estes Valley property owners. This project also included the 2008 upgrades to the Marys Lake Substation and the 2009 underground utility crossing at the Marys Lake Road bridge. For more information, visit To receive Town news in your e-mail inbox, please e-mail

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