Leesburg - Covington Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in western Fort Wayne.

    The Leesburg-Covington Transmission Line Rebuild Project involves:

    • Rebuilding about 6 miles of 69-kilovolt power line
    • Updating Hadley Substation near the intersection of Bass Road and North Hadley Road

    Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, which may require acquiring new or updating existing property easements. Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.

    The project strengthens the electric transmission system by replacing deteriorating wooden poles from the 1960s with modern steel poles. The upgrade ensures the power line complies with the company’s structural standards, improves the line’s operational performance and reduces the need for frequent equipment repairs.

    Crews are expected to begin construction in late 2023 and conclude in summer 2024.

    Project Updates

    Property owners in the area can expect to learn about next steps from Jay Frymier of Michiana Land Services (MLS), the right-of-way agent representing I&M on this project. Jay plans to work closely with property owners during field activities and easement acquisition prior to construction.

    Fact Sheet



    The project involves installing steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 80 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 60 feet*

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way requirements may vary

    * The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.