NIPSCO recently announced the first phase of a long-term project to upgrade portions of the electric transmission system, beginning in Michigan City, to support future reliability for all its customers. The upgrade includes retiring 52 existing electric transmission lattice towers and converting them to steel monopole towers, installing nine miles of new electric transmission line within existing pathways and new energy conductors to provide greater capacity to the system.
The transmission project will begin construction on Monday, October 21 and is expected to last until May 2020. Construction will take place in the existing rights-of-way between the Michigan City Generating Station and the Bosserman Electric Substation to the east.
Michels Corporation, an approved NIPSCO contractor, will be supporting the planned work.
Area residents and businesses may experience additional truck traffic in the area and lane and road closures. Signs and detour routes will be posted ahead of time. Flaggers will be on site directing traffic during construction hours.
Please exercise caution when traveling near any construction zone to ensure personal safety and the safety of construction crews working on this project.
NIPSCO will also continue to work with Michigan City and LaPorte County officials to minimize impact to customers in this area.
Similar reliability projects to support NIPSCO’s electric generation transition plan will be announced in the future.
For more information, visit www.NIPSCO.com/Projects.