The City of Minden will be replacing more electrical lines and poles in certain areas beginning Monday.

The areas affected by the project include the alternative school, Constable Street (starting at the 800 block and going north), Crestview Drive, Loop Road, Shirley Drive, Guthrie Lane, Ellis Drive (between Constable and Howard Street), Martin Circle and Susan Circle.

The work will continue until it is completed.

Public works director George Rolfe says the project is necessary to rehabilitate the electrical system and is in preparation to connect the missing link in the city’s transmission loop. The work began on Lewisville Road Monday.

“This is in preparation to start completing the loop,” he said.

Affected areas this week have included the south side of Pecan View Drive, the north side of Bay Creek Road, Bonnie Lane from the south side of Pecan View Drive to Mary Drive, Mary Drive and the south side of Virginia Avenue.

The whole project may take as many as two years, he said.

In August, he explained the system was upgraded from 69 kva, or 1,000 volt amps, to 115 kva transmission.

“The old system stopped at the steam plant at 69 kva and used to loop the whole town,” he said in August.

In 2001, a new substation on East Street was built and the substations at Sheppard Street and Germantown were upgraded. Part of that upgrade was new galvanized poles.

Rolfe says power outages will occur as work commences, but crews are trying to keep the outage time to a minimum.