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.
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 www.atcllc.com.
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