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Old 05-30-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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Everything on Farmville Blvd is gone! And it looks like they are moving the power lines further over. I wish they were burying them though.

If you're not in Greenville, but want to see changes, take Stantonsburg, Farmville, 14th, Dickinson, 10th, Evans. You'll see all the construction going on!
And its actually demolition/clearing...not construction. Just wait until the construction gets going. I'll guarantee Greenville's crime rate will go down while the construction is going on. Guaranteed.

Nothing chases the element away like tearing up the street.
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Old 06-01-2014, 06:58 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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And it looks like they are moving the power lines further over. I wish they were burying them though.
From an aesthetic viewpoint, burying the wires is what you want. From a servicing standpoint, overhead is the preferred method. It is significantly easier and cheaper to service overhead lines. Installation is much cheaper too.
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Old 06-01-2014, 05:50 PM
 
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I agree about maintenance, but underground they are less likely to be torn down by falling trees, limbs, ice, etc. Plus the fact that a certain number of poles will have to be replaced over a period of time for whatever reason. But, I assume they run the numbers on both and overhead is the cheapest way to go. It would be interesting to see the numbers though.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:10 AM
 
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I agree about maintenance, but underground they are less likely to be torn down by falling trees, limbs, ice, etc. Plus the fact that a certain number of poles will have to be replaced over a period of time for whatever reason. But, I assume they run the numbers on both and overhead is the cheapest way to go. It would be interesting to see the numbers though.
The Washington Post ran an article in 2012 with cost comparisons.

Quick view: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...powerlines.png

Full article: Why most cities donít bury power lines
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:55 AM
 
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From an aesthetic viewpoint, burying the wires is what you want. From a servicing standpoint, overhead is the preferred method. It is significantly easier and cheaper to service overhead lines. Installation is much cheaper too.
This route should be ALL about aesthetics. This will be THE route to Greenville/East Carolina from all points west. Greenville needs to show its best part on this road.

But now is too late to change that.
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Old 06-02-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I agree, and GUC is not really averse to burying lines unless they are feeder/transmission lines. It's strange they didn't find some way to bury these.
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Old 06-02-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Interesting information being tweeted by a Daily Reflector reporter (Abbie Bennett @AbbieRBennett ) at a meeting for Uptown Greenville business owners at the Tipsy Teapot.


3:13 pm 6/2 - Pitt-Greenville Convention & Visitors Bureau announces that it will move to SuperBlock, specifically 417 Cotanche, this fall. @uptowngville


Here's a look at the updated version of the parking deck.

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Old 06-02-2014, 05:08 PM
 
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The Washington Post ran an article in 2012 with cost comparisons.

Quick view: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/...powerlines.png

Full article: Why most cities donít bury power lines
Thanks for referencing this article Picture this ... ! It sounds like there are a lot of variables of where it's feasible and where it's not. It does seem like the city would try to install lines underground in the CBD and other visually important places, like the connector.

I suppose we could just start transitioning to wireless transmission. Evidently some companies are already bring the technology to market. See this article.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:18 PM
 
Location: Greenville, NC
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I suppose we could just start transitioning to wireless transmission. Evidently some companies are already bring the technology to market. See this article.
We're getting way off topic here but this is the last I'll say on this subject. My electric toothbrush uses inductive charging. There are no contacts on either the brush or the base. Pretty cool stuff.
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Old 06-02-2014, 05:51 PM
 
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This route should be ALL about aesthetics. This will be THE route to Greenville/East Carolina from all points west. Greenville needs to show its best part on this road.

But now is too late to change that.
Stantonsburg Rd. is poorly lit. I hope they have a plan to brighten the way from the entrance of Greenville all the way down 10th. By the way, will there be a re-naming where it's called 10th St. from 264, or will there still be multiple names?
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