2018-01-10 / Front Page

Greentown-Reynolds project marches across Carroll County

The Greentown-Reynolds Electric Systems Improvement Project is a new 765-kv electric transmission line connecting Duke Energy’s Greentown substation just east of Kokomo, to NIPSCO’s Reynolds substation. The new line, approximately 70 miles in length, crosses five counties in Indiana including Carroll, White, Howard, Miami and Cass. The project will cost roughly $328 million. All towers have been erected in Carroll County and transmission lines are now being stretched across the county. Pictured left, line from the east will be spliced with line coming from the west. The project is expected to be completed in mid-2018. Highway Engineer Paul Couts said there has not been as much damage from the project as initially expected. He said CR500N. needed some temporary repairs and will be repaired in full after project completion. He said most of the damage has been to road corners and some culverts have been flattened. Surveyor Don Shockley said project engineers went to great lengths not to damage county drainage tile, including re-routing some towers from the original placement plan. Currently, transmission lines are being stretched where they cross SR218 near Camden. Comet photo

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