Glenwood Springs – Mitchell Creek Electric Transmission Line Rebuild Project

Current and Planned Work on the Project

Current activities include landowner engagement, final design work, and permit preparation. We have reviewed the 2.25-mile-long line and identified where access is limited and where additional clearances are required for construction and future maintenance of the line. This information will be combined with the results of the line engineering and design work to develop a detailed plan for the line rebuild.

During the rebuild process, we will:

  • Engage landowners and the surrounding community to provide details about the planned rebuild and address questions or concerns
  • Clear vegetation along access routes and within transmission line right-of-way
  • Determine pole locations and finalize structure design
  • Identify construction and maintenance access routes
  • Install new transmission line structures and conductor wires
  • Remove 38 existing structures and the conductor wires connecting them
  • Test and energize the rebuilt transmission line

Learn more about our recent virtual town hall.

Anticipated Project Schedule (Subject to Change)
Evaluate the Project route2019 – Winter 2020
Work with landowners on transmission line and access route easementsSpring 2021
Transmission line design and engineering2020 – Spring 2021
Identify and obtain any necessary Glenwood Springs and Garfield County permitsSpring – Summer 2021
Begin construction via ground equipment and helicopterLate 2021
Complete construction, restore work areas and energize line2022