SWEPCO representatives plan to improve electric reliability in east Texas by rebuilding approximately 23 miles of 69-kilovolt transmission line in Upshur and Camp counties. The project:
- Replaces 23 miles of 69-kilovolt line
- Replaces existing wooden poles with single steel poles
- Relocates portions of the line from its existing location
- Removes trees and woody-stemmed vegetation that have grown within SWEPCO’s right-of-way
SWEPCO representatives plan to host a public open house from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024, at the Gilmer Civic Center (Etex Room), located at 1218 U.S. Highway 271 North in Gilmer.
Landowners are welcome to view detailed maps, talk to project team members and learn more about the project. There is no formal presentation, so attendees can arrive at any time during the event.
SWEPCO crews plan to install steel single-pole structures.
Typical Pole Height: 75 feet
Typical Right-of-Way Width: 60 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: 400 feet
*Exact structure type, height and right-of-way requirements may vary based on topography and other factors