What’s Up with the Old Utility Poles?
We have heard from many neighbors who are understandably frustrated with numerous sawed-off utility poles that remain throughout Rollingwood. These are the old utility poles that were replaced by new poles as part of Pepco’s reliability initiative. While Pepco and cable TV lines have been transferred to the new poles, Verizon is still working on moving over their facilities. As a result, nearly 40 old poles remain in place which cannot be removed until all lines are moved off.
RCA has been close communication with Verizon officials. In March, we surveyed the entire neighborhood and created a map documenting each pole that still needs attention.
Unfortunately, Verizon has not been able to tell us when they will complete the work. However, we have seen crews working in the neighborhood recently and it is clear we have gotten some attention from Verizon. Please be assured that we will stay in close touch with Verizon and will continue to push for completion of the work.
Once Verizon moves their lines, the owner of the poles — Pepco in most cases — must then remove the old poles.