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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.

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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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