Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) representatives plan to rebuild and upgrade approximately 10 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line. This project strengthens the local electric system and provides more reliable service for the Shreveport region.
Wooden pole structures more than 50 years old and outdated wire components along the route require replacement to ensure continued electric reliability. Replacing existing poles with modern steel structures, updating wire components and upgrading area substations decreases the likelihood of larger, sustained community outages.
Right-of-way agents from Volkert plan to reach out on behalf of SWEPCO to landowners within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route to discuss possible easement supplementation. SWEPCO representatives plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. Company representatives also plan to hold a virtual town hall in May 2021 to discuss construction details and receive landowner feedback about the project.
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