Carrothers - Shelby Transmission Line Project

    The Carrothers-Shelby Transmission Line Project involves rebuilding about 18 miles of 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in Crawford, Seneca and Richland counties. Updating the transmission line with modern equipment improves electric service reliability, reduces the likelihood of extended power outages and speeds recovery time when outages do occur.

    The majority of the line will be rebuilt within AEP Ohio's existing right-of-way corridor. Additional or supplemental easements might be required in some areas along the line route to ensure the line meets current safety standards. 

    The line will be built in a 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor, which is necessary to safely construct, operate and maintain the line. Existing wood poleand steelstructures will be replaced with steel single-polestructures that will be about 90-feet tall.

    Project Updates

    Early 2020: The project is currently under construction. Crews may be walking or using various equipment throughout the process.

    Fact Sheet



    AEP Ohio will replace existing wood pole and steel structures with steel single-pole structures that will be about 90-feet tall. The structures will be place in an approximate 50-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

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

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.