It's Needed As Part
Of New Substation
Along U.S. 11E
BY O.J. EARLY
Construction is under way to add an electric power transmission line extending from the Mt. Pleasant Industrial Park Substation on Hal Henard road to the soon-to-be-complete Mt. Pleasant Substation on U.S. 11E.
Work began less than two weeks ago to add the new 69,000-volt transmission line, according to Chuck Bowlin, operations manager for Greeneville Light & Power System.
The new transmission line will begin at the Industrial Park Substation and intersect with U.S. 11E slightly west of the intersection of U.S. 11E and Hal Henard Road, near the Homestead Restaurant.
From there the transmission line will run parallel with the highway until the line reaches the Mt. Pleasant Substation.
Wolf Tree Inc. is responsbile for clearing the right-of-way on the eastbound side of U.S. 11E where the new line will run, Bowlin said.
The new transmission line should be finished by late October, Bowlin said, which is the same time the Mt. Pleasant Substation is expected to be energized.
Work on the $1.2 million substation, located near the Mt. Pleasant Industrial Park, has been ongoing since early this year.