East LawtonTransmission Improvements Project


Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plan to invest approximately $23 million to upgrade the electric transmission system in the east Lawton area. Crews plan to begin construction in fall 2022 and conclude by late 2023.

This project involves rebuilding about 10 miles of power line with steel single-pole structures, replacing about 6 miles of wire and upgrading area substations to increase electric reliability for customers.

Project Updates

Spring 2022: At the start of 2022, PSO crews performed work along a section of line in east Lawton that required putting distribution lines underground. That work is expected to conclude this spring. As of April 2022, PSO representatives expect transmission line construction to begin in October, with pre-construction activities starting in September.

Summer 2021: PSO announced the East Lawton Transmission Improvements Project virtual open house for landowners to access and learn more about the project. Coates Field Service, Inc., serves as PSO’s right-of-way representative on this project. Right-of-way agents are talking to landowners along the power line route to discuss necessary field activities, necessary easements and construction access.

Spring 2021: PSO crews and contractors plan to perform preliminary surveying work in spring 2021 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's easement* on your property. Crews plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. PSO takes responsibility should any damage result from the surveying work.

* Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, which may require acquiring new or updating existing property easements. Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.

Timeline

Project Timeline

Structures

Structure

PSO crews plan to use single steel poles for this project.

Typical Structure Height: *Approximately 80 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: *Approximately 300 feet

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

Resources

Virtual Open House Project Fact Sheet Rights-Of-Way Construction Clearing Field Activities

Public Service Company of Oklahoma serves 538,000 customers in Oklahoma.

www.PSOklahoma.com

Matthew Hames

Project Outreach Specialist
918-879-0453
mchames@aep.com

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