Entergy Louisiana to perform reliability work in Baton Rouge

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) – Entergy Louisiana will be performing significant reliability work along an approximately three-mile stretch of Highland Road in Baton Rouge. The work will benefit about 2,600 commercial and residential customers in the area.

Construction will take place along Highland Road between Bluebonnet Boulevard and Pecue Lane in Baton Rouge. Traffic will be directed around the sites.

The project will repair outstanding potholes, 130 utility poles, new powerlines covering 64,250 feet of new powerlines in the air to make it safe for drivers.

“Our objective is always to keep the lights on and prevent power outages before they occur, and this project along Highland Road is going to help us do just that,” Seth Schilling, Entergy Louisiana customer service manager said.

“I’m excited about the work we’re doing to build a more resilient electric system in the Baton Rouge area,” Schilling said. “We’re committed to providing reliable service and will continue taking a strategic and data-driven approach to maintaining and upgrading the system in the Capital City.”

Entergy Louisiana aims to provide additional power to areas that are underserved. To learn more about reliability efforts, visit the Entergy Newsroom.

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