Woodridge customers could see fewer and shorter outages following a ComEd cable replacement program.
ComEd announced Thursday the company has replaced about 2,800 feet of underground cable. Projects in Woodridge, Glen Ellyn and Wheaton are completed and work is underway in Joliet and Lombard.
Under a new law enacted in October, ComEd will continue work throughout northern Illinois in January. About $1.3 billion will be invested on ComEd's aging infrastructure, replacing cable and poles and upgrading equipment.
Another $1.3 billion will be used digitize ComEd's electric system and incorporating smart grad technologies, including installing a smart meter in every home.
"The investments will help ComEd significantly reduce outages and help save customers money," the release said.
Customers will pay an additional $3 a month for the infrastructure, and the projects will take 10 years to complete.