River Traffic Caution on Coosa River near Highway 411
LEESBURG, Ala. — The Tennessee Valley Authority has issued a river traffic caution for transmission line work on the Coosa River-Centre 46-kV transmission line where it crosses the Coosa River south of Highway 411.
On Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 22-23 and Oct. 29-30, crews will rebuild the TVA transmission line across an area of the river south of Highway 411 near Sewell Road. On Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 12-13 crews will rebuild the next portion of the line that crosses the Coosa River just south of County Road 7. Work will be during daylight hours.
The work is part of a project to rebuild about a mile of the 3.2-mile line with larger structures. TVA is investing in more robust structures to accommodate future upgrades to the Cherokee Electric Cooperative power line providing improved reliability for the growing load demand.
Notices have been placed at nearby boat ramps to ensure boater safety. Watercraft operators should avoid the area or take extra precautions. Everyone in the area should heed warnings of the safety patrol boats and personnel that will be on patrol in the area. Marine channels 13, 16 and 81 will be monitored by the safety boats.
TVA is investing $2.2 billion Valley-wide in transmission system improvements over the next five years to continue our mission of providing cleaner, low cost, reliable power.
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