Adams County Rd 550 Connector


We gathered input from area residents, community leaders, landowners and other stakeholders during the routing process prior to filing routes with the ICC and before building a new transmission line. We hosted public open houses in Adams County to facilitate information gathering.

We carefully considered the input we received as we developed proposed routes for the new transmission line. We paid special attention to siting sensitivities identified through the public meetings, as well as siting opportunities. We also considered such factors as cost and design.

Hotline: 866.258.0191
Mail: Adams County Rd 550 Connector
         5201 S 6th Street Rd.
         Springfield, IL 62703
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outreach series
Two series of open houses were scheduled to have conversations with landowners, community leaders and agencies to capture input, address questions and identify proposed routes. Visit the Resources & Events page for more information on the open houses. 
Our goal was to develop a route for a new 345,000-volt transmission line. Two routes, one primary route and one alternate route, were filed with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC). In order to identify route locations, we gathered and reviewed input from the public and agencies, and we collected publically available engineering and environmental data.

Some of the routing criteria we reviewed included, but was not limited to, the items listed below (not in order of importance):
Airports Agriculture Cemeteries
Conservation areas Daycares Recreational facilities
Schools Residences Engineering & construction considerations
Wetlands & streams
Cultural resources
We filed a petition with the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) on April 10, 2015, requesting their review and approval of the project. On November 12, 2015, the ICC issued a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) and approved a final route.

Docket Number: 15-0278
View: ICC Adams County Rd 550 Connector e-Docket
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