PPL will do Implosive Splicing near Upper Macungie Township on several dates in late April, May, June, and July.
Full Explanation from PPL:
Transmission line construction to include some loud bangs.
We will be using a type of wire connector – called implosive splicing – on the power line construction project near your home.
Implosive splicing is used to crimp the metal sleeves that hold sections of the new wires together. This method is safe, faster, makes a better connection and costs less than standard construction, saving our customers money.
But it is loud – like a large clap of thunder or a commercial firework – and the noise can be startling for some people or animals.
This work will be done during daytime hours, primarily between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. at a designated location along the line route. We plan to do the work between the following dates:
• April 29 – May 6
• May 16 – 28
• June 20 – July 1
• July 23 – 30
We will notify you by phone 1-2 days before the implosive splicing work takes place. There will be multiple implosive splicings during each work period listed above. These time frames could shift due to weather or other factors. Municipal officials, law enforcement and the Lehigh County 911 center also will be notified of this upcoming work.
If you have any questions about this process or any other aspect of the project, please feel free to contact me at 224-277-7871 or at Jeannine.Wilson@gcinc.com. I’m also asking you to contact me to confirm receipt of this letter.
Thank you in advance for your understanding as we work to complete this important power line project.
Jeannine Wilson On behalf of PPL Electric Utilities