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New poles going up soon along I-80

Posted by wlpo on March 25, 2011

New power lines from La Salle to Wedron won’t be up and running for at least another year.

Leigh Morris with Ameren says the revised schedule has the high-powered transmission lines coming online next June or July.  Morris says the schedule was delayed because of the lengthy battle over where to put lines connecting the Ottawa and Wedron substations.

Morris says you’ll start seeing the power poles going up along the south side of Interstate 80 in the next month.  Besides the new power lines, Ameren is building new substations in Wedron and Utica and making upgrades to substations in La Salle and Ottawa.

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