Helicopters Being Used for Work on Mark Twain Transmission Project

Work got underway this week by helicopter on the Mark Twain transmission line project. The construction team is using helicopters to string transmission lines along portion of the project area in Adair and Schuyler counties. A press release from Ameren said the use of helicopters allows contractor JF Electric to perform work more efficiently and minimize property damage. The work will occur intermittently through June. The Mark Twain Transmission Project is a 96-mile, 345,000-volt transmission line and substation to be built in northeast Missouri that will bolster energy reliability for the region. The route will run through Adair, Knox, Lewis, Marion and Schuyler counties in Missouri. Nearly 100 percent of the transmission line will be co-located on existing rights of way that include Northeast Missouri Electric Power Cooperative’s 161,000-volt line between Palmyra and Kirksville and Ameren Missouri’s 161,000-volt line from Kirksville to the Iowa border.