Entergy Mississippi recently announced its US$31-million reliability project is underway to upgrade Hinds County customers to a technologically-advanced system with increased capacity and reliability.
The project includes building a new substation on the corner of Mill Street and Lorenz Boulevard and rebuilding the existing 115-kV line from the existing Rex Brown substation to the new substation, which will be called Mill Street Substation. The new infrastructure will allow Entergy Mississippi to support growth and provide reliable service at reasonable prices.
Beginning in early June and running through the start of August, customers along Watkins Drive and Bailey Avenue can expect to see large equipment. As a result, residents and commuters may experience temporary lane closures for crews to work safely. Construction for this project, which began in January 2020 and is expected to wrap up in November 2020, includes replacing wooden transmission poles along the route with steel poles and rebuilding the existing line.