Liberty-Buckskin Area Improvements

    AEP Ohio plans upgrade a 20-mile 69-kilovolt transmission line in Ross and Highland counties. The Liberty-Buckskin Area Improvements includes rebuilding about 17 miles of existing transmission line in the current right-of-way, and in some cases supplementing current easements. The remaining 3 miles will require construction in new areas and a line reroute. We are asking for input on the proposed study segments so we can determine a route for the new section of line.

     The projected costs of the upgrades are approximately $30 million, an investment that will enhance reliability in the area and reduce the possibility of extended power outages.

    Project Updates

    The proposed route was announced on Thursday, January 11, 2018. The proposed route announcement follows an open house held in September 2017, during which AEP Ohio provided detailed information about the project, engaged with property owners to discuss the proposed study segments, and encouraged public comment regarding the proposed project. Contract Land Staff (CLS) will serve as AEP Ohio’s right-of-way representative and will work closely with property owners regarding survey activities, easement acquisition and construction. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Rick Beer, lead CLS right-of-way agent, at 614-519-8224 or at donald.beer@contractlandstaff.com.

    Fact Sheet




    Proposed Structures

    AEP Ohio will build new steel, single pole structures that will be about 80-feet tall. The structures will be placed in the center of an approximate 60-foot wide right-of-way corridor.

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