The morning news reports show massive Winter Storm Kayla bringing blizzard conditions to the west; fortunately our service area is not currently in her path! Mother Nature has been kind as we’ve entered Year 2 of our five-year build. We’ve certainly got more winter ahead of us, but crews have been able to stay in the field and move forward with walkout and construction work.

We officially welcome Keeler, Mottville and Northeast Cassopolis Zones to our update list this month! Remember, we’re not out of the winter woods yet, but here’s what we know and believe as of today:

Calvin: Home installs continue for those areas that were built last spring. Construction is complete now for the members we added late last year in Shavehead Lake and Mason, and we expect to being lighting up those areas in early March.

East Vicksburg – North Mendon:  Construction is ongoing on our first official build of 2016, and with Mother Nature’s continued help we now expect to begin these home installations in April.

Keeler:  Walkout work begins this month, with construction slated to begin in April. The magical scheduling calls should begin during the third quarter.

Mottville: Walkout work begins this month, with construction slated to begin in April. Home installs should begin in the third quarter.

Northeast Cassopolis: Walkout work should begin late in the first quarter, with construction following late in the second quarter. You’re on tap for home installs to begin early fourth quarter.

Northwest Cassopolis: All construction is complete and home installations are in progress.

North Three Rivers:  All walkout, construction and splicing is now complete and we’ve started home installs on one of the three circuits.  We’re finishing up drops and drop splicing on the other two circuits, and will begin lighting up everyone in this zone yet this quarter.

Schoolcraft: With the exception of a handful of folks in the Woodbrook Subdivision, home installations are ongoing in the Schoolcraft Zone. We’ll keep our friends in Woodbrook apprised of next steps via email or phone.

Southwest Edwardsburg & East Niles:  Construction continues in our second planned zone for 2016, and we expect to begin home installs early in the second quarter.

West Cassopolis – North Edwardsburg:All construction is complete and home installations are in progress.

West-South Dowagiac:  All construction is complete and home installations are in progress.

That’s the good word for February. We’ll have another construction update early in March!