PETERSBURG, ALASKA One of the first major expansions of Petersburg’s local power grid in recent years is going up along Cabin Creek road this summer. The three miles of poles and overhead power lines will bring electricity to about 140 mostly undeveloped residential lots in the Sandy Beach and Frederick Point subdivisions. At least six existing home owners have committed to connecting to city power once the line is complete. The transmission line will be built with raptor-safe measures to avoid eagle electrocutions. The project is expected to cost around 320-thousand dollars, payed for out of electric department reserves. However, new customers will pay a connection fee for their portion of the cost of the new line. Joe Viechnicki drove along the route with Petersburg Municipal Power and Light superintedent Joe Nelson last week.