SWEPCO Announces Electric Transmission Investment in Texarkana

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild approximately 11 miles of existing transmission line in the Texarkana area.

The estimated $23 million Texarkana Area Improvements Project will ensure continued reliability to area customers and will provide vital support for local economic development.

SWEPCO will host a come-and-go informational open house on Thursday, May 4th between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at the Texarkana Texas Convention Center located at 4610 Cowhorn Creek Road. Doors will open at 5:00 p.m. and visitors can arrive at any time during the open house to learn more about the improvements, review maps and talk with project representatives.

The project involves upgrading existing line and replacing wooden poles with single-pole steel structures. The transmission line begins at the company’s 39th Street Substation, extends along Stateline Road and ends at the Bann Substation, located on Highway 82 in Nash, Texas. A short extension of this line to the Red Lick Substation will also be rebuilt as part of the project.

Right-of-way agents will begin contacting landowners along the existing route to discuss the need for land surveying and securing any necessary property easements. Construction is expected to begin in early 2018 and be completed by late 2019.

For project details, schedule and interactive map, visit http://www.SWEPCO.com/TexarkanaAreaImprovements.

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