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Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line towers complete

Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line towers complete

Dominion Energy has finished construction of the towers needed as part of the Surry-Skiffes Creek transmission line — completing the most visible, and controversial, part of a multi-million-dollar project to provide electrical power for the Peninsula.

Construction of the 17 towers needed to carry the 500-kilovolt transmission line from James City County to Surry County began late last summer, and several more towers were added to the James River every month until the project was completed in January. The $390 million project is on time to be completed by summer 2019, Dominion spokesman Jeremy Slayton said in an email.

“We are currently on schedule with the project. Dominion...

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