Trees to Be Trimmed around Power Lines in Historic Hillsborough

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Duke Energy contractors will clear trees away from power lines around roads in Hillsborough’s historic district in late May and early June.

Work will begin May 29 along Faribault Lane, just south of downtown Hillsborough. The line clearance contractor — Asplundh — will clear a circuit serving historical neighborhoods, parks and schools along St. Mary’s Road and West King, West Tryon, West Queen, West Union, West Orange, North Churton and North Cameron streets. Some rural neighborhoods along Miller Road and an area parallel with U.S. 70 Bypass also will be affected. Contractors will leave door hangers for affected property owners three to five business days before doing work on their property.

The tree trimming is required for safety and reliability of the power lines. More information can be found on Duke Energy’s webpage for Frequently Asked Questions on Rights of Way:

Any questions or concerns about the tree trimming should be directed to Chris Badgett with Asplundh at 336-451-1198 or Terry Triplett, Asplundh foreman for the project, at 336-451-9967.