Tatum AreaTransmission Improvements Project


Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission system in the Tatum area. Crews plan to begin construction in late 2022 and conclude by late 2023.

This project involves rebuilding approximately 7 miles of 138-kilovolt power line, replacing 3 additional miles of wire on existing poles and making minor upgrades to substation equipment.

Project Updates

Fall 2022: SWEPCO representatives plan to begin installing gates and culverts on select properties in early November to provide crews access to the construction area. Work on the transmission line begins in early December and concludes by late 2023.

Early 2022-Spring 2022: SWEPCO crews and contractors plan to perform additional surveying work within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. As before, some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's easement* on your property.

2021: SWEPCO crews and contractors plan to perform preliminary surveying work in summer 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. SWEPCO 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

SWEPCO plans to use weathering steel h-frame structures for this project.

  • Typical Structure Height: Approximately 65 feet
  • Typical Distance Between Structures: Approximately 650 feet
  • Typical ROW Width: Approximately 100 feet

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

Resources

Project Fact Sheet Project Map Access Roads Field Activities

SWEPCO serves 535,000 customers in western Arkansas, northwest and central Louisiana, northeast Texas and the Texas Panhandle.

www.SWEPCO.com

Matthew Hames

Project Outreach Specialist
918-237-6736
mchames@aep.com

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