Alternate power feeds coming to Nicholasville

Published 7:46 am Friday, December 17, 2021

In the 90s, Nicholasville officials planned to install an electric line reconducter to the northeast side of town. After a delay caused by long series of other projects needing priority, that idea may finally come to fruition.

During Monday (Dec. 13) night’s regular city council meeting, Nicholasville Mayor Pete Southerland awarded a bid for RFP 2021-208 – a document proposing the construction of this reconductor.

Upon completion, the northeast side of Main Street will have an alternate power source in case the area’s main power line goes out. Facilities benefiting from the installation include City Hall, the Nicholasville police/fire station, and the city’s water plant.

The project will cost a total of $270,236.45, approximately a savings of $300,000 the city budgeted. Labor will cost around $154,000, with materials costing $116,236. There is a possibility additional funds will be required as installation proceeds.

The project is projected to be finished within six-to-eight weeks. The contractor awarded was Epp Electric.