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Badger Coulee line construction set to begin in La Crosse County this week

MADISON, Wis. – Construction crews are continuing work along the Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project, with foundation installation set to begin in the La Crosse County area.

People in the area along the project route can expect to see ground crews installing foundations beginning this week. This activity will be followed by pole setting, wire stringing and post-construction restoration. Construction of the project is expected to be complete by the end of 2018.

“We’d like to remind drivers to stay safe, keep their focus on the road, and avoid stopping on highway shoulders to watch construction,” said ATC Project Manager Jacob Valentine. “It’s also important for members of the public to stay a safe distance away from construction activity and vehicles.”

A map of Construction Segment 8, which runs north to south from the Blair area to the Holmen area is available here.


About ATC
American Transmission Co. is a Wisconsin-based company that owns and operates the electric transmission system in portions of the Upper Midwest. Formed in 2001 as the nation’s first multi-state transmission-only utility, ATC has invested $4.5 billion to improve the adequacy and reliability of its infrastructure. ATC now has $4.7 billion in assets, including more than 9,600 miles of transmission lines and 554 substations. The company is a member of the MISO regional transmission organization, and provides nondiscriminatory service to all customers, supporting effective competition in energy markets without favoring any market participant. For more information, visit our website at

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About Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy (NYSE: XEL) provides the energy that powers millions of homes and businesses across eight Western and Midwestern states. With its Wisconsin headquarters in Eau Claire, Wis. the company is an industry leader in responsibly reducing carbon emissions and producing and delivering clean energy solutions from a variety of renewable sources at competitive prices. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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ATC is a Wisconsin-based company that moves energy along the regional electric grid in parts of Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Illinois, serving more than 5 million electric consumers. We are experts at what we do: planning, maintaining, operating and protecting the grid. As the electric industry moves toward renewable generation sources, we are transforming our system to continue delivering energy reliably and safely. We proudly support STEM education programs that empower youth with the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s energy workforce. For more information, visit and follow us on LinkedIn and X (Twitter).