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Indiana Michigan Power Announces Proposed Line Route in Berrien County, Michigan

July 18, 2023
The project will strengthen the local power grid by reducing the need for frequent maintenance and will improve the line’s performance.

Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) has selected the proposed power transmission line route for the Buchanan-Bridgman Transmission Line Project.

The Buchanan-Bridgman Transmission Line Project involves:

  • Building Bucktown Substation off Skyline Drive in east Buchanan.
  • Building about 3 miles of transmission line from an existing tower near Broceus School Road – west of Buchanan – to Buchanan South Substation off Railroad Street.
  • Rebuilding about 17 miles of transmission line from Bridgman to Buchanan.
  • Retiring about 2 miles of transmission line from the existing tower near Broceus School Road and East 3rd Street.

The project will strengthen the local power grid by reducing the need for frequent maintenance and will improve the line’s performance. The new substation provides an additional power source to support the area’s growing demand for electricity.

Company representatives determined the route after reviewing input from landowners and community members following I&M’s project announcement and open house in December 2022.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2026 and conclude spring 2027.

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