NORRIS, Tenn. — The Tennessee Valley Authority will begin site preparations on August 19 in order to work on existing transmission lines in the western section of Norris Dam State Park to maintain reliable power in the area. TVA is working closely with the park to ensure protection of natural resources.
TVA will improve four unmaintained roads that provide access to the transmission right of way to include branch trimming, gate construction and gravel placement, if needed.
“Upgrading the access roads is an important first step so that the heavy equipment we need to work safely can be moved on sturdy surfaces which limits impact and protects the natural resources within the park.” said Michael Nance, TVA north area right of way manager.
In the September-October timeframe, bucket trucks and other heavy equipment will access the right of way via these roads to replace transmission poles and install new wires along 3.5 miles of the Norris-McCreary 161-kilovolt transmission line along the west side of Norris State Park.
Questions can be directed to TVA’s Right of Way Customer Service line at (844) 812-2626.
TVA is investing $2.2 billion Valley-wide in transmission system improvements over five years to continue our mission of providing low cost, reliable power.
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