McKinley - West StateTransmission Line Rebuild Project

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in western Fort Wayne. The project involves rebuilding about 3 miles of transmission line and upgrading a substation. The project increases electric reliability in the area. Plans call for rebuilding the transmission line in the existing right-of-way, although company representatives might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.

Project Updates

Field activities are scheduled to begin this summer and continue through the fall.

Chris Welbaum of EASi serves as the right-of-way agent representing I&M on this project. If you have questions about survey activities or want to reach out to Chris you can call him at (260) 255-8578 or email him at

Project Releases

News Release - September 15, 2020 (PDF)


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

Structure Height: Approximately 70 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50 feet*

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


Property Easements Project Fact Sheet Access Roads Field Activities

Indiana Michigan Power serves 575,000 customers in Indiana and Michigan.

Eric Giffey

Project Outreach Specialist

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