Periodic traffic delays to take place on Route 19 near Mount Hope Sunday

FAYETTE COUNTY, WV (WOAY) – Periodic traffic delays will take place Sunday, August 16, along Route 19 in Fayette County near where the highway passes by Kilsyth and Mount Hope.

The traffic delays are needed so Appalachian Power workers can safely install power lines that cross over Route 19 near Kilsyth and Mount Hope. The work is part of the Bradley-Scarbro Transmission Line Project to upgrade the electric transmission grid in Fayette and Raleigh counties.

The estimated $40 million investment includes rebuilding the Bradley-Scarbro transmission line, which is more than 100 years old, upgrading two substations, and retiring a substation. The project utilizes steel structures and a larger wire to reduce stress on the electric system.

Construction began on the project earlier this year and is expected to conclude by Summer 2021.

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