Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plan to upgrade the electric transmission system in Grady and Caddo counties. Crews plan to begin construction in spring 2023 and conclude in early fall 2023.
This project involves rebuilding about 18 miles of power line with steel single-pole structures and upgrading area substations to increase electric reliability for customers, reduce maintenance frequency and strengthen the line against weather and other environmental impacts.
Early 2023: As PSO representatives prepare to rebuild the line, crews plan to begin installing gates and culverts in early February on select properties along the power line route. The gates and culverts allow PSO representatives to safely access areas within the company’s easements. PSO representatives expect transmission line construction to begin in early March and finish in early fall.
Fall 2021: PSO crews and contractors plan to perform surveying work in fall 2021 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's easement* on your property. Crews plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. PSO takes responsibility should any damage result from the surveying work.
* 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.
Project Map (PDF)
This project involves the use of single steel poles.
Typical Structure Height: Approximately 95 feet*
Typical Distance Between Structures: 600 feet *
Typical Right-of-Way Width: 100 feet
* Exact structure, height and right-of-way may vary