Commonwealth Crossing Transmission Line Project

    Appalachian Power and Henry County are partnering to increase economic development potential by building about five miles of new transmission line.

    The proposed Commonwealth Crossing Transmission Line Project is a $7 million investment that would provide the Henry County Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre (CCBC) with a robust, reliable power source capable of handling future power needs for incoming businesses.

    The CCBC is located just south of Martinsville near the Virginia-North Carolina border. Construction of the line is expected to take less than 18 months.

    Project Update

    2/07/2020 - The Commonwealth Crossing Transmission Line Project is in service. Cleanup and repair activities will continue the next few months. 

    4/11/2019 - Tree clearing and substation construction is expected to begin in the coming weeks. Transmission line construction begins this summer. Work is expected to conclude by the end of the year. Cleanup and repair activities will continue into 2020.

    The Commonwealth Crossing Business Centre secured a customer and the project is now moving forward. Right-of-way agents will continue to work with landowners to acquire easements. Construction of the transmission line is expected to begin Spring 2019 and conclude Summer 2020.

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