TVA to Close Muscle Shoals Walking Trail for Transmission Work

April 09, 2015

MUSCLE SHOALS, Ala. - The Tennessee Valley Authority will intermittently close a walking trail on the Muscle Shoals Reservation this summer while a new transmission structure is erected on the site beginning Monday, April 13.

TVA decided to close public access to the trail because the transmission work will be conducted near the path. A secondary trail by-passing the construction site will be open and appropriate signs and barricades will be put in place to route walkers onto the detour trail.

The closure and re-routing is necessary to ensure the safety of the public.

The public can continue to use the trail system and is reminded to not cross any posted barricade or construction tape. TVA appreciates the public’s understanding. The project is expected to be completed by the end of the summer. In the event of bad weather, the work may be extended or rescheduled.

The Tennessee Valley Authority is a corporate agency of the United States that provides electricity for business customers and local power distributors serving 9 million people in parts of seven southeastern states. TVA receives no taxpayer funding, deriving virtually all of its revenues from sales of electricity. In addition to operating and investing its revenues in its electric system, TVA provides flood control, navigation and land management for the Tennessee River system and assists local power companies and state and local governments with economic development and job creation.

Contact

Kristine Cooper
TVA Public Relations, Knoxville, (865) 632-6000

tvainfo@tva.gov
(256) 430-4837
Huntsville, AL