Morse - Gahanna - East BroadTransmission Line Rebuild Project

AEP Ohio representatives plan power upgrades in Franklin County. The upgrades improve electrical reliability by replacing deteriorating wooden poles with modern steel poles. Crews expect construction to begin fall 2024 and conclude summer 2027.

The Morse-Gahanna-East Broad Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves:

  • Rebuilding about 9 miles of 138-kV transmission line
  • Upgrading five substations

Company representatives plan to rebuild the line in or near its current location to provide the utility with access needed to safely build, operate and maintain its power lines while updating, supplementing and obtaining new easements where necessary. Easements are property rights that provide the utility with access needed to safely build, operate and maintain its power lines.

*This project involves Ohio Power Siting Board (OPSB) approval.

Project Updates

Spring 2023: Please join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 26 at Gahanna Middle School East Cafeteria located at 730 Clotts Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43230. Visitors can view detailed maps and talk with team members about the project. There is no formal presentation, so you can arrive at any time during the event.


Project Timeline



Single Steel Monopoles

Structure Height: 75-95 feet
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50-100 feet

*ROW widths will vary throughout the transmission line
**Exact structure and height requirements may vary.


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AEP Ohio provides electricity to nearly 1.5 million customers.

Joe Demaree

Project Outreach Specialist

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