McKinley - West State Transmission Line Rebuild Project

    Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission network serving customers in western Fort Wayne. The project involves rebuilding about 3 miles of transmission line and upgrading a substation. The project increases electric reliability in the area. Plans call for rebuilding the transmission line in the existing right-of-way, although company representatives might need to acquire new easements or supplement current easements to ensure the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the line.

    Project Updates

    Field activities are scheduled to begin this summer and continue through the fall.

    Chris Welbaum of EASi serves as the right-of-way agent representing I&M on this project. If you have questions about survey activities or want to reach out to Chris you can call him at (260) 255-8578 or email him at cwellbaum@easi.com.

    Project Releases

    Fact Sheet



    The project involves installing steel poles.

    • Structure Height: Approximately 70 feet*
    • Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 50 feet*

    *Exact structure, height and right-of-way width 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.