Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) representatives plan to invest approximately $23 million to upgrade the electric transmission system in the east Lawton area. Crews plan to begin construction in early 2022 and conclude by the end of 2022.
This project involves rebuilding about 10 miles of power line with steel single-pole structures, replacing about 6 miles of wire and upgrading area substations to increase electric reliability for customers.
Summer 2021 - PSO announced the East Lawton Transmission Improvements Project virtual open house for landowners to access and learn more about the project. Coates Field Service, Inc., serves as PSO’s right-of-way representative on this project. Right-of-way agents are talking to landowners along the power line route to discuss necessary field activities, necessary easements and construction access.
Spring 2021 - PSO crews and contractors plan to perform preliminary surveying work in spring 2021 within the utility's right-of-way along and adjacent to the line route. Some of the survey work may require crews to place stakes and ribbon within the company's easement* on your property. Crews plan to use existing streets and pathways wherever possible to access the easement area. PSO takes responsibility should any damage result from the surveying work.
*Company representatives plan to rebuild the power line in the existing right-of-way, which may require acquiring new or updating existing property easements. Easements are defined land rights that property owners grant the utility to allow for the safe construction, operation and maintenance of the power line.
* The accompanying map depicts the project area. It should be noted that the map contained on this site is for information purposes only. AEP reserves the right to alter, change, or amend the map at any time without notice and AEP provides no warranty about the accuracy of content. Keep this in mind when reviewing this map. However, AEP will make all attempts to keep this map as accurate as possible. If you have any questions about the accuracy of the current map please Contact Us.