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New Buffalo - BridgmanTransmission Line Rebuild Project

The New Buffalo-Bridgman Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 21 miles of power line segments running between four area substations.

The project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 7 miles of power line from New Buffalo Substation, off East Clay Street, to Three Oaks Substation, off Hickory Street.
  • Rebuilding about 6 miles of power line from Three Oaks Substation to Lakeside Substation, off West East Road.
  • Rebuilding about 8 miles of power line from Lakeside Substation to Bridgman Substation, off Red Arrow Highway.

The project strengthens the local electric transmission system by replacing aging poles and wires from the 1950s with modern equipment. The upgrades improve the line’s operational performance by reducing the need for frequent maintenance, lessening the likelihood of power outages and speeding recovery of service in the event outages occur.

Company officials expect construction to begin late 2024 and end summer 2026.

Project Updates

June 2023: I&M representatives plan to host a Public Open House.

May 2023: Company representatives conduct additional field activities.

Late 2022

  • I&M representatives announce the New Buffalo-Bridgman Transmission Line Rebuild Project.
  • OR Colan (ORC) serves as I&M’s right-of-way representative on this project. Landowners can expect to hear from Kristin Nadolski about field activities, easement acquisition and construction. For those with questions about upcoming field activities, please reach out to Kristin at (269) 588-9957 or


Project Timeline



The project involves installing steel poles.

Typical Pole Height: Approximately 85 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*

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


Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

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

Eric Giffey

Project Outreach Specialist

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