Mt Vernon Road, Georgia
Power Supply Upgrade
TVA plans to build about two miles of new transmission line to provide power to North Georgia Electric Membership Corporation’s new substation.
The route would be on existing right-of-way, except for 700 feet of new right-of-way adjacent to the substation. The route extends south from TVA’s existing Bradley-Concord 161-kilovolt transmission line in Apison, Tennessee to the new Mt. Vernon Substation, located east of the intersection of Mt. Vernon Road and Keith Road in Ringgold, Georgia. See the map below.
The transmission line would consist of steel poles centered on the existing 100-foot-wide right-of-way, as well as the 700 feet of new right-of-way.
The new facilities are expected to be in service October 2012.
By continuing to provide affordable, reliable power, TVA and the distributors of TVA power will help ensure continued economic health and growth in the area.
The map is a PDF file requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader. Use the zoom tool to view details of the map and allow time for it to reload. If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA.
Preferred Route Map (PDF, 1.1 mb)
The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize any land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this project.
Begin contacting property owners for permission to survey: January 2011
Begin field route and environmental surveys: mid-February 2011
Begin Construction: Summer 2012
Line in-service: October 2012
Frequently asked questions about TVA right-of-way
Benefits of planting native shrubs and grasses in utility rights-of-way.
- Landscaping with native shrubs (PDF file, 879 kb)
- Landscaping with native grasses (PDF file, 644 kb)