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More Transmission Lines Headed To La Salle County

Posted by wlpo on March 7, 2012

A deal has been reached to build a multi-state transmission line that will come through northern parts of Bureau  and La Salle County.

Officials say a deal between an Illinois power cable manufacturing plant and a Texas company means 1,450 jobs in Illinois and a step toward improving wind energy. 500 miles of overhead transmission cable will be built to deliver
3,500 megawatts of power from Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and South Dakota to Illinois and beyond. Construction could begin as early as 2014. It’ll called The Rock Island Clean Line Transmission Project and cost nearly $2 billion.

There were town hall meetings held about the project last year in places like Mendota and Morris.

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