Construction on AEP rebuild project in Ohio slated for 2017

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) continues to work on its proposed $20m Haviland-Van Wert Transmission Line Rebuild project, which according to the project’s website, is designed to enhance the electric transmission system in Paulding and Van Wert counties in Ohio.

The project is needed due to an aging system and to accommodate for the region’s future growth, the company said.

Project components include rebuilding about 12 miles of existing 69-kV transmission line; building about two miles of new 69-kV line; and removing about two miles of line, the company added on its website.

According to a project fact sheet, construction is slated for 2017, with restoration complete in 2018.

The fact sheet also noted that AEP Ohio would build steel monopole structures averaging about 75 feet to 80 feet high, and the structures would be located in the center of a right of way averaging 60 feet wide.

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