NIPSCO to begin work on utility pole project in Warsaw

Looking north along State Road 15/Detroit Street in Warsaw at Lyon Street. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

Beginning today, NIPSCO will start work to replace and upgrade existing portions of the
above ground electric utility pole and line distribution system in the City of Warsaw.

This modernization project is part of a larger electric upgrade benefiting Kosciusko County, to upgrade 561 utility poles and 24 miles of distribution line. System modernization projects offer many benefits to customers including safer and more reliable electric service by eliminating recurring system outages as well as supporting future business expansion in northern Indiana.

The majority of this work will take place on portions of Poor Road, State Road 15, E. Canal Street, Main Street, Columbia Street, Center Street, and Walnut Creek. Crews will also be working in off road utility easements in this area. As a result of this work, to ensure the safety of local residents and onsite crews, road and lane closures are expected.

Work will take place Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. EST and expected to last until May, weather permitting. Robert Henry Corporation, an approved NIPSCO contractor, will be performing this planned work.

Detour routes and signage will be posted ahead of time and flaggers will be onsite directing traffic during construction hours. Please exercise extra caution when traveling near marked construction zones. Be sure to slow down and follow the direction of on-site crew members and posted signs including detour routes.

NIPSCO appreciates the patience of the community during this important system modernization project and will continue to work with City of Warsaw officials to minimize customer impact throughout the duration of this upgrade.

For more information on NIPSCO’s system modernization plan, please visit