Our EMS has to deal with a situation like this constantly here. POCO placed a pole containing a transformer bank in the middle of an emergency drive behind a nursing home. This drive is the only access to an emergency entrance to the home. We have to drive on the sidewalk in order to reach the entrance. The nursing home has tried repeatedly to deal with the POCO on this, with no luck. The bad thing is, the driveway was there first - the construction for the gutters and sidewalks came first, then the POCO set the pole before the driveway itself was poured. Even with the pole in the driveway, moving it three or four feet from dead center would have been much better.
After the nursing home found that they couldn't get anywhere with the POCO, they had the sidewalk "ramped" on one side of the driveway, allowing us to drive on it without jostling the patient so badly.
#29684 - 09/24/0311:02 AMRe: Thinking? No, we just followed the plan.