Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives plan to strengthen the electric transmission system in eastern Indiana. The proposed improvements in Adams County involve rebuilding about 10.5 miles of power line. The project involves rebuilding some sections of line in the company’s current right-of-way. Other sections of the project may include re-routes and require new easements. These improvements would increase reliability, reduce power outages and speed recovery of service when outages occur.
Early 2020: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) proposes final line route
Fall 2019: Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) announces the Monroe Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project
A public open house took place on Nov. 6, 2019 to gather input from local residents.
I&M will replace aging wood poles with steel monopole structures averaging 75-feet in height. Structures will be placed within a 60-foot right-of-way.
Portions of the line will be built in or adjacent to the existing right-of-way, other areas will require construction in new areas and with new easements.
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary