Macon, Mississippi (Midway-South Macon)

Proposed Transmission Project

TVA is considering improvements to its transmission system that would increase power reliability in parts of Winston and Noxubee Counties in Mississippi.    

TVA is proposing to build 17 to 20 miles of single-circuit transmission line to connect two existing TVA stations.  The line would begin at TVA’s Midway 161-kilovolt Station at 13253 Highway 14 East in Winston County and extend east to TVA’s South Macon 161-kilovolt Station at 9715 Highway 45 in Noxubee County.

There are seven alternative transmission line routes consisting of 15 alternative line segments under consideration. The line would be built on steel pole, single-circuit structures.

TVA will hold an open house on Thursday, November 21, 2019, to provide information, answer questions and receive comments about the proposed transmission project.

The project is expected to be in service in winter 2022-2023.  Construction is scheduled to begin in winter-spring 2021-2022.  (Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.)

Public involvement

TVA's process for siting new transmission projects is designed to allow public input at various stages. TVA is committed to working with area stakeholders to address concerns during various stages of the project. Comments received during the comment period will be used in reaching a decision on the proposed action.

TVA will hold an open house to discuss the proposed transmission project. Details are as follows:

Thursday, November 21, 2019
3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Noxubee County Civic Center
228 Sportsplex Drive
Macon, Mississippi 39341

TVA representatives will be available at the open house to provide information, answer questions and receive comments. Large maps showing the alternative locations for consideration will be available.

TVA is interested in receiving comments concerning how this project may affect the environment, historic properties or any other issues associated with this proposal. Any comments received, including names and addresses, will become part of the administrative record and will be available for public inspection.

If you have special needs, please contact Tanya Adams at least five days prior to the open house toll-free at (800) 362-4355.

If you cannot attend the open house but have questions or comments, contact Rob Nidiffer (see contact information). All written comments on this proposed action should be sent to TVA no later than December 23, 2019.

Map

The map shows the network of alternative routes TVA is considering for the proposed transmission line. The map is also available below as a PDF file.

 

Possible routes of proposed transmission line

If you have questions or need help understanding the map, please contact TVA.

Environmental reviews

The appropriate National Environmental Policy Act review will be conducted to ensure that the environmental impacts are minimized. TVA attempts to minimize any land requirements, private property impacts, and environmental impacts associated with this project.

Efforts are made during the siting process to avoid or minimize impacts to floodplains and wetlands in accordance with Executive Orders 11988 and 11990.  Floodplains and wetlands along with alternative routes are shown on the referenced map. The map illustrates how each alternative route avoids or impacts floodplains and wetlands. Because of project and topographic constraints and because of minimizing impacts to other social, environmental, and engineering resources, no practicable alternative may be available that would allow complete avoidance of impacts to floodplains and wetlands which may require mitigation for minimizing impacts. Also, best management practices would be utilized throughout the project to minimize adverse floodplain and wetland impacts. In compliance with Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, TVA will be coordinating wetland findings with U. S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Project schedule

Dates are subject to change. During projects of this magnitude, unexpected issues may arise, resulting in the need to adjust the schedule.

Open house Nov 21, 2019
Comments accepted Dec 23, 2019
Determine preferred route for field surveys late winter 2019-2020
Surveys of the right of way are scheduled to begin fall 2020
Easement purchases are scheduled to begin summer-fall 2021
Construction is scheduled to begin winter-spring 2021-2022
Project in service winter 2022-2023

Comment form

 
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Contact

More information on this project can be obtained from:

Rob Nidiffer

newtransline@tva.gov
(800) 362-4355
1101 Market Street, MR 4G
Chattanooga, TN 37402