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United Illuminating Plans Outages For Bridgeport For Work

United Illuminating plans scheduled outages in Bridgeport Wednesday to work on electrical systems.
United Illuminating plans scheduled outages in Bridgeport Wednesday to work on electrical systems. Photo Credit: United Illuminating via Twitter

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- United Illuminating is planning outages in Bridgeport Wednesday, July 27 to upgrade its electrical system, the utility company has announced.

These brief outages are necessary to accommodate maintenance work at three UI substations, said the company.

"This work will improve the reliability and resilience of the electric system that serves these communities. The outages may be canceled in the event of severe weather. Scheduled service outages are occasionally necessary as UI maintains and upgrades its electric system to serve customers better and ensure future reliability," said the release.

Affected customers have been notified by mail and other means.

The scheduled outages are Wednesday, July 27, from 1:30 to 2:30 a.m. Planned outages will affect approximately 2,500 customers on portions of the following streets served by Carnegie Substation in Bridgeport:

Birdsey Street, Boston Avenue, Boston Terrace, Canaan Road, Carnegie Avenue, Clermont Avenue, Court A, Court B, Court C, Court D, Gary Street, Granfield Avenue, Grant Street, Hale Terrace, Harvey Street, Hoover Street, Judson Place, Lewis Place, Mill Hill Avenue, North Bishop Avenue, North Ridgefield Avenue, North Summerfield Avenue, Pearl Harbor Street, Pixlee Place, Post Street, Prince Street, Ridgefield Avenue, Success Avenue, Summerfield Avenue and Velvet Street;Stratford: Canaan Court, Canaan Road, Clover Street, Henry Avenue, Pond Street, Raymond Street, Success Avenue, Swanson Street, Weber Street.

Customers with questions, including those with medical conditions or generators, can call UI’s Scheduled Outage Hotline at (877) 491-9533.

Callers will be prompted to enter the Outage Identification Number, which can be found in the outage letter mailed to customers affected by these planned outages.

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