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Power lines to be re-routed for law enforcement center

January 24, 2012

Howard County commissioners gave the go ahead to re-route power lines around the Howard County Detention Center in preparation for construction of a new joint law enforcement center during Monday morning’s meeting, a decision that could spell a minimal delay for the project.

Commissioners met with Jim Clements, area manager for Oncor Electric Delivery, during the meeting to discuss the re-routing efforts and how long it will take Oncor to complete the work.

“We’ll have to go down the east side and the south side of the facility with the lines, which are currently located underground,” Clements told the court. “These lines are part of a system that feeds most of the west side of Big Spring, so it will take some time. We have to get all of the new line completely built and in before we can even begin taking up the old line, and we’ll be doing everything we can to salvage what we can from the existing line to keep costs down."

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