Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission system in Mayes County. Crews plan to begin construction in early spring 2023 and conclude in late spring 2023.
This project involves rebuilding approximately 4.5 miles of power line with steel single-pole structures to increase electric reliability for customers, reduce maintenance frequency and strengthen the line against weather and other environmental impacts.
Early 2023: As PSO representatives prepare to rebuild the line, crews plan to install gates and culverts in early March 2023 on select properties along the power line route. These allow crews to safely access areas within the company’s easements. Should any damage result from the installations, PSO crews can work to restore properties to as close to their pre-construction condition as possible. Crews plan to start rebuilding the power line in mid-March 2023 and conclude in May 2023.
Fall 2021: PSO crews and contractors plan to perform surveying work in early 2022 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.
This project involves the use of single steel poles.
Typical Structure Height: Approx. 70 feet*
Typical Distance Between Structures: Approx. 300 feet*
Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approx. 60 feet*
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary