AEP/SWEPCO to hold open house about $9M line rebuild along Line Ave., Ellerbe Road
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - South Shreveport neighbors will get an opportunity Tuesday to have their questions and concerns addressed about a $9 million AEP/SWEPCO project.
The work covering a three-mile stretch along Line Avenue and Ellerbe Road will start in the fall.
In preparation for that, the utility will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Caddo Middle Magnet School.
Residents and business owners will be allowed to see renderings and maps of the project as well as ask questions of AEP/SWEPCO employees.
The components of the Ellerbe Road-Lucas Transmission Line Rebuild Project include:
- Replacing wooden poles with steel single-pole structures and new wires, and,
- Upgrading equipment at the Ellerbe Road and Lucas substations.
The construction will take place within city utility easement corridors and/or within company-owned easements.
Separately, AEP/SWEPCO also is working on a $5 million project in Shreveport's Cedar Grove neighborhood.
That line rebuild began in early 2018.
It covers two miles along Linwood Avenue starting at the substation.
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