Construction to initiate on southeast Wisconsin transmission line
City of Franklin Hike and Bike Trail and Mukwonago Recreation Trail to be intermittently closed
PEWAUKEE, Wis. – ATC owns and operates a 14-mile, 138-kilovolt electric transmission line between the village of Mukwonago and the city of Muskego known as the St. Martins-Edgewood-Mukwonago Rebuild Project. Construction will initiate at the end of July 2018 to replace the poles and wires along this line and will continue through spring 2019 – with restoration work to follow throughout the summer 2019.
Beginning this week, pre-construction activities will start along portions of the line that parallel the City of Franklin Hike & Bike Trail and the Mukwonago Recreation Trail. Due to the heavy machinery in the area and to ensure public safety, segments of these trails will be intermittently closed. Inaccessible portions of the trails will be clearly marked with snow fencing and signage.
“This transmission line rebuild will help maintain the safety and reliability of the electric transmission system,” said Christine Rawson, ATC project manager. “We appreciate the patience of local residents and trail users during construction while we work to replace this aging infrastructure.”
Note to media: please refer to this map, which depicts the specific locations and approximate dates of this work.