FAIRMONT - Construction to finish Corridor H is continuing in Randolph and Tucker counties. To coincide with the project, Mon Power recently moved a half-mile stretch of a high-voltage transmission line in Tucker County.
The line was 150 feet below a new bridge that is being constructed as a part of Corridor H. The project, which cost $3 million, moved the line further up the mountainside just off of U.S. Rt. 219. It now passes high overhead of the new bridge.
“Mon Power is committed to doing our part to accommodate not only this particular Corridor H bridge work, but also a long list of highway projects under the state’s Roads to Prosperity initiative,” said Holly Kauffman, president of FirstEnergy’s West Virginia operations.
The line is 138,000 volts and connects substations near Elkins and Parsons.
Workers used a crane truck to install five 90-100 foot steel monopoles onto concrete foundations.
“More accessible roadways, combined with Mon Power’s safe and reliable electric service, can help enhance economic activity in the region,” Kauffman said.
This project is part of FirstEnergy's plans to spend $189 million in 2018 in distribution and transmission infrastructure projects.