Appalachian Power representatives plan upgrades to the transmission system in Washington and Smyth counties in Virginia. The Saltville-Wolf Hills Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding about 27 miles of 138-kilovolt (kV) electric transmission line and upgrading several substations in the area. Construction begins in late 2025 and concludes by late 2027.
January 19, 2023 - The project team invites landowners and community members to attend a public open house to learn more about the project and provide input on route options. Since there is no formal presentation, residents may join the planned event at any time and at a location that is most convenient to them.
In the case of inclement weather, please check the project website for any cancellations or rescheduled open house dates.
Tuesday, Feb 7, 5-7 p.m.
Abingdon Elementary School
19431 Woodland Hills Rd
Abingdon, VA 24210
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 5-7 p.m.
Saltville Elementary School
1013 E Main St
Saltville, VA 24370
Most of the existing line consists of lattice towers. Crews plan to rebuild the line using steel lattice towers and single poles.
Proposed Structure Height: Approximately 80-130 feet*
Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 100 feet*
*Exact structure types, height and right-of-way requirements may vary
Virginia State Corporation Commission Approval Process (PDF)
Please note that these maps are preliminary and do not reflect any final power line route decisions.
Step 1: Below is an Overview Map that displays the entire project area. Please use the Overview Map to find the general location of your property.
Step 2: Each outlined area on the Overview Map represents a single, numbered Map Page that shows that section in greater detail. Visit the appropriate Map Page below for your area.
Appalachian Power serves approximately 1 million customers in West Virginia, Virginia and Tennessee.
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