Public Service Commissioner Eric Skrmetta says Entergy Louisiana is working to enhance reliability in Tangipahoa Parish, working on multiple projects that will strengthen the local grid and improve electrical service.
Entergy crews will be in areas along Gatlin Road, Bankston Road, and Cedar Lane in Hammond, along a seven mile stretch of U.S. Highway 51 in Ponchatoula, and near the Tangipahoa Parish sewer treatment plant on U.S. 51. Crews are also working projects along Perrilloux Road in Madisonville.
They plan to trim trees along nearly 500 miles of line this year. Crews have already finished one-third of the work as part of a strategy to accelerate tree trimming ahead of hurricane season. Along with planned tree trimming, teams are heavily concentrated in Robert along Highway 190 and Highway 445 and in Independence on Highway 40 and Highway 442. They are also working on primary service lines in Tickfaw, and Kentwood.
Entergy Louisiana says they are committed to Tangipahoa residents and will continue to identify projects that will strengthen the grid and improve reliability.