Meadow Bridge Transmission Line Upgrade

    Appalachian Power plans to make upgrades to the transmission system to increase electric reliability to customers in Fayette and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia.

    The Meadow Bridge Transmission Upgrade project consists of rebuilding approximately 20 miles of the Layland – McClung 69-kilovolt transmission line. The work will replace aging infrastructure with modern technology to reduce the likelihood of extended outages to customers.

    Construction is expected to start in the fall of 2019 and progress in several phases over the next two years. The project is expected to be completed by the end of 2020.

    Project Updates

    12/02/2020 - Construction is currently underway and should conclude in the coming months. Following construction, right-of-way agents plan to work with landowners to restore their properties.

    2/07/2020 - Crews are currently clearing trees and building access roads. Transmission line construction begins this spring. 

    10/29/2019 - Crews are clearing trees and building access roads this fall. Transmission line construction will begin next year and construction is expected to conclude by the end of 2020. 

    03/14/2019 - Right-of-way representatives from Emerald Energy continue to work with landowners to acquire supplemental easements. Construction of the project is expected to begin this summer. 

    03/01/2018 - Appalachian Power has determined a proposed line route for the Meadow Bridge Transmission Line Upgrade Project. Appalachian Power right-of-way representatives from Emerald Energy will start the process of reaching out to directly-involved landowners to discuss upcoming activities. 

    01/25/2018 - Appalachian Power held an open house at Rainelle Public Library to introduce study segments, answer questions related to the project and gather feedback from the community. 

    News Releases


    Fact Sheet



    Proposed structures will vary depending on location. The average height of structures along the route is 75 feet. Appalachian Power is using galvanized steel H-frame structures to replace wood structures.

    *Exact structure may vary depending on location

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.