Estes Park Power & Communication is continually striving to provide the best electrical service to its customers.
In a dynamic environment like the Rocky Mountains, regular maintenance and upgrades to the electric system are required. Performing regular system maintenance provides opportunities to upgrade and improve on an ongoing basis. Capital improvement projects are continually underway to bring long-term upgrades to the system. Please refer to the Electric Capital Improvements page and the Electric Maintenance Projects page for periodic updates on these ongoing projects.
Power & Communications contractors will begin microtrenching in the Fall River Ct and David Dr neighborhoods (map) and Carriage Hills along portions of Carriage Dr, Fish Creek Rd, Sanborn Dr, and Ramshorn Dr (map), beginning in early to mid-September 2019. Project notification signs are out at the major intersections of the neighborhood.
Please visit GoEstesBroadband.com for more information and to sign up for updates based on your service address.
What is Microtrenching?
Microtrenching is one of several construction methods being utilized to build-out the Town's broadband system. A "microtrench" is a small, narrow trench, usually between 0.5 and 1.5 wide and seven to 12 inches deep. The trench is cut by an asphalt or rock blade and filled with a patching compound that will protect both the conduit installed in the trench and the road on either side.
Power & Communication Contract Crews to Update Electric System Inventory:
The Estes Park Power & Communication Division has contracted a crew to maintain an inventory of our electric and fiber optic system to improve and provide accuracy to our GIS maps. This inventory includes poles, powerlines, and transformers throughout the service area of the Estes Valley. At times they will be accessing right of ways on properties to walk out the powerlines and collect additional data.