SWEPCO announces transmission investment in Hallsville/Longview area

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Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to rebuild about seven miles of existing transmission line in the Hallsville and Longview areas.

The estimated $8 million Hallsville-Longview Transmission Line Rebuild 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 Wednesday, May 17 between 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at Hallsville North Elementary School in Hallsville. Doors will open at 4:30 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 removing approximately seven miles of existing transmission poles. In most cases, the wood poles will be replaced with single-pole steel structures. The company will also replace the existing electrical wire with new conductor. In addition, upgrades will be made to the Longview Heights Substation.

The transmission line begins at the Hallsville Substation located on North Oak Street and travels west to the Longview Heights Substation located on Delia Drive in Longview.

Construction is expected to begin in Fall 2017. The company expects to complete construction in Summer 2018.

For project details, schedule and interactive map, visit www.SWEPCO.com/Hallsville-Longview.

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