Colley Road-Brick Church Rebuild Project
American Transmission Co. received approval to rebuild a 20-mile, 69,000-volt line between the Colley Road Substation in Beloit, Wis., and the Brick Church Substation in Walworth, Wis. The project is needed to replace aging infrastructure and help ensure electric reliability in the area by relieving potential system constraints due to projected load growth.
The project will involve stringing new wires and replacing aging wood transmission poles with new steel poles. The current route will generally be maintained, though minor adjustments are planned to improve design efficiency. Spans will be increased where possible to minimize the total number of structures. The new substation will be constructed on approximately 10 acres of land owned by ATC near the town of Clinton, Wis.
|Areas that benefit:||Rock and Walworth counties|
|Line length:||Approximately 20 miles|
|Estimated cost:||Approximately $38.5 million|
|End points:||Colley Road Substation in Beloit, Wis., and the Brick Church Substation in Walworth, Wis. The project also involves construction of the new Tiger Substation near Clinton, Wis.|
|Right-of-way width:||Approximately 80 feet
|Structure height:||90 feet typical, 120 feet maximum
|Structure type:||Single pole galvanized and weathered steel
|PSC Docket ID:||137-CE-171|
|Filed application with PSC:||May 15, 2014|
|Received PSC decision:||Aug. 26, 2014|
|Begin construction:||Mid 2015|
|Project in service:||Spring 2018|
|*Dates are anticipated and subject to changes|