Delmarva Power is planning to start upgrade the underground electric cable serving the communities in the bayside area of 32nd Street and on the south side of 94th Street, to continue supply of safe and reliable service in Ocean City, US.

The $3m projects will include installation of new and improved cable, replacement of some pad mount transformers, as well as relocation of switch gear from the north to the south side of 32nd Street.

Delmarva Power Region vice president John Allen said the existing underground lines in the areas have experienced a lot of wear over the years, and hence need replacement.

”Projects such as these are an integral part of our annual reliability enhancement program,” Allen added.

Work is scheduled to take place during daytime hours in co-ordination with the Ocean City Public Works Department to minimize traffic disruption.

The 32nd Street project is expected to complete by April 2014, while the first portion of the 94th Street project will finish by the end of this year.

Work on the remainder of the 94th Street project is scheduled to complete in 2015.