Southern Mishawaka Area Improvements Project

    Indiana Michigan Power representatives plan to improve electric service reliability for customers in Mishawaka.

    The Southern Mishawaka Area Improvements Project involves:

    • Improving the Dragoon Substation near the intersection of South Taylor Street and East 13th Street
    • Relocating about 1 mile of electric transmission line to the south side of East 12th Street to accommodate city street-widening plans
    • Rebuilding about 1 mile of electric transmission line from Dragoon Substation to Mishawaka Utilities' Union Street Substation

    Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, which may require updating existing easements. New easements may be required in the areas where the company identified reroutes or are relocating poles along East 12th Street. 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 aging wooden poles with modern steel poles. The upgrade ensures the power lines comply with the company’s structural standards, improves the lines' operational performance and reduces the need for frequent equipment repairs.

    The power line relocation accommodates the city's plan to widen East 12th Street in this area.

    Project Updates

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    Project Releases

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    Fact Sheet



    The project involves installing steel poles.

    Typical Pole Height: Approximately 75 feet*
    Typical Right-of-Way Width: Approximately 30 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.