Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) plans to make improvements to the local electric transmission system to ensure continued reliable power delivery to the areas of Scott and Sebastian counties in Arkansas. The North Huntington - Waldron transmission line was originally built in the 1960s and the existing wood structures are in need of replacement. The company expects to invest approximately $19 million to upgrade 19 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line from the North Huntington Substation to the Waldron Substation.
These upgrades will strengthen the local transmission system and help to ensure continued reliability in the area by reducing the number and duration of outages to the line.
Construction began Summer 2017 and was Summer 2018.
SWEPCO held a come-and-go open house to introduce the project on Tuesday, March 14, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Mansfield High School cafeteria in Mansfield.
Typical Structure Height: 100 feet
Typical Right-of-way Width: 100 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: 700 feet
SWEPCO is committed to carefully balancing the energy needs of homes and businesses while protecting the environment and natural beauty of the region.
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary from those shown.
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