Twenty-five employees, six contracting staff, 20 poles, 12 hours, one Pole Claw, one day.
These are the numbers required to successfully complete hydro pole relocation on Maple Grove Road this Saturday, May 14, due to a road widening project.
This is not your “run-of-the-mill pole relocation” project. Crews will be working in Kanata from the Bell Sensplex to Huntmar Road on Maple Grove Road to set 20 poles in new holes and run ropes to prepare for stringing the overhead wires at a later date. The road will be closed starting at 7 a.m. for that one kilometre stretch.
Hydro Ottawa crews will set distribution poles along the north side of the street with a Pole Claw – an innovative and efficient method of setting poles with a heavy equipment “claw” that would otherwise take multiple personnel to safely accomplish.