Ashdown - 12th StreetTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) representatives plan to improve the electric transmission system in the Texarkana area. Crews plan to begin construction in fall 2023 and end in late 2024.

The Ashdown - 12th Street Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves upgrading about 19 miles of transmission line to increase electric reliability and strengthen the local power grid.

Project Updates

Late Fall 2022: SWEPCO representatives hosted an in-person open house in Texarkana at North Heights Community School on Nov. 15 for affected members of the public to learn more about the project from project team members. Volkert, Inc., serves as SWEPCO's right-of-way representative for this project. Volkert agents plan to contact affected landowners to discuss field activities, easement acquisition and construction. As of November 2022, SWEPCO representatives expect transmission line construction to start in fall 2023 and finish in late 2024.


Project Timeline



SWEPCO engineers plan to use single-pole steel structures.

Typical Structure Height: Approximately 90 feet*
Typical Distance between Structures: Approximately 600 feet*

*Exact structure design, height and right-of-way requirements may vary.


Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle.

Matthew Hames

Project Outreach Specialist

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