ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) – Upgrades are being planned to the electric transmission system serving Appalachian Power customers in Pittsylvania County.

The Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves rebuilding approximately three miles of transmission line.

The upgrades will replace aging equipment to ensure the power grid can support the growing needs of the communities they serve.

Upgrading the equipment, the company says, will also help to reduce the likelihood of larger outages and will likely reduce the frequency that maintenance needs to be performed.

The company plans to rebuild the power line in or near the existing right-of-way and will begin at the Danville Substation located off Arnett Boulevard in the city of Danville and will continue east, crossing the Danville Expressway and will conclude at the East Danville Substation located off Eagle Springs Road.

A virtual open house will take place for residents to learn more about this project and to provide feedback to the project team. To view the virtual open house, click here.

Landowners within the project area can expect to receive a packet in the mail that includes additional details and a comment card to fill out and return by mail with their feedback.

Construction is slated to begin next fall and will conclude by the following summer in 2023.

Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project Map

Danville Area Transmission Line Rebuild Project Fact Sheet

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