Delmarva Power is embarking on a project this fall that would rebuild a 9 mile, 69-thousand volt transmission line in Worcester County.
The $43 million project also involves 6 new miles of electric distribution lines and is aimed at improving the reliability of service in the county.
Between October and May of next year the overhead portion will run from its substation in Berlin to the Culver substation west of Ocean City near Route 50.
The second phase will begin in the fall of next year and will replace electric cable under the Isle of Wight Bay that connects West Ocean City with downtown Ocean City.
The project will modernize the infrastructure.
The original line was built 50 years ago.