James River

Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line construction on schedule

Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line construction on schedule

The Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line project is moving ahead as scheduled, with preparations underway to build the string of transmission towers across the James River.

“Construction of the Skiffes transmission project remains on schedule to be energized by the summer of 2019,” Dominion Energy spokeswoman Bonita Harris wrote in an email.

Dominion has said the $325 million project is necessary to maintain reliable electric service for more than 600,000 people, though the project has attracted the ire of preservation groups that worry the project will damage historic sites and the environment. The Army Corps of Engineers issued a permit to allow Dominion to build the...

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