ATC eliminates options for power line route

The Kickapoo Valley — one of the state’s most scenic regions — is no longer under consideration for a high-voltage transmission line through the Coulee Region.

American Transmission Co. on Tuesday unveiled preliminary route alternatives for the proposed 345-kilovolt Badger Coulee line that would connect the Madison area with CapX2020, another proposed high-voltage line from the Twin Cities. Several Vernon County routes are now considered inactive.

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