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More Sidney powerlines to be placed underground


The city plans to bury around 50,000 feet of electric lines within the next three to five years.

Sidney had already buried tens of thousands of feet of electric line within the last five years, but decided to consider some new options in moving forward.

The electric department solicited bids earlier this month for a master contractor for boring (drilling into the earth for underground conversion) as well as for boring machines themselves. The city wished to determine whether buying its own machine and completing the work itself, or hiring one contractor to do all the city’s boring work...

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