Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) plans to rebuild about 13 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in south Lawton to improve the local electric transmission system. Crews plan to start construction in fall 2023 and conclude in spring 2024.
The project involves rebuilding about 13 miles of 138-kV power line between the Lawton Eastside Substation in east Lawton and the Lawton 112th & West Gore Substation in west Lawton. Plans also include retiring a half-mile of power line between the Lawton 112th & West Gore and Lawton Goodyear substations and replacing it with a new line.
Fall 2022: Coates Field Service, Inc., serves as PSO’s right-of-way representative on this project. Coates right-of-way agents plan to talk to affected landowners along the power line route to discuss necessary field activities, necessary easements and construction access.
Summer 2022: Crews plan to conduct field work that includes engineering surveys using equipment to collect soil samples at select locations along the power line route. Crews also plan to complete environmental surveys that include collecting topographical data such as the location of streams, wetlands and potential habitats for endangered species. State and federal agencies require us to complete these surveys. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company’s easement* on your property.
* 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: *Approximately 90 feet
Typical Distance Between Structures: *Approximately 500 feet
*Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary.