Appalachian Power To Hold Open House

PAX.,WV (WOAY)- Appalachian Power will be hosting a community forum as a chance to give residents time to ask questions about an upcoming transmission line.

According to a news release, The Pax Branch Transmission Line upgrade is a $15 million investment that involves rebuilding about six miles of an existing transmission line. Appalachian Power will replace existing wooden structures, originally built in the 1920s, with taller, sturdier steel structures.

The transmission line will strengthen the transmission grid in the Plum Orchard Lake area near Scarbro and Pax. The work will reduce the possibilities of extended outages to residents and also decrease restoration times when/if outages do occur.

Following the open house AEP officials will use the feedback given to create a finalized route. Pre-construction is expected to begin this fall. AEP adds that, The tentative finishing date is summer 2019.

The open house will be May 2, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., at the Pax Volunteer Fire Department.

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