Spoon River Transmission Line Project

Easement Information


When we build a new transmission line it is necessary to secure an easement or other property rights for the new line. Here are the key points:


After we receive approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to build the transmission line, we will begin contacting landowners along the approved route. Letters will be mailed to landowners requesting a meeting to discuss project details, which will include the proposed easement location, the type of facilities we will build, easement compensation and post-construction property restoration or damage settlement .

We will request access to the property for the purposes of land surveys and land studies. With this information, multiple documents will be completed, including property legal descriptions/survey exhibits, environmental surveys, studies of sensitive areas, and soil condition studies, which will aid in determining the depth and design of the foundations that will support the single-shaft steel poles.
The easement width for this project will be 150 feet. The transmission line will typically be located in the center of the easement. Landowners will retain full use and ownership of the property within the easement, though structures may not be built or trees planted within (or that would encroach upon) the easement.
In some cases, we may request a temporary lease to facilitate transmission line construction. Landowners will be compensated for temporary leases.
At the end of construction we will restore property as close as practical to its preconstruction condition. Landowners will be compensated for crop loss, field compaction and other damages caused by construction of the transmission line.
We will follow Illinois Department of Agriculture guidelines in agricultural areas. We will make every effort to avoid damaging drainage tile lines, and we will repair drainage tiles damaged during transmission line construction.
Spoon River Transmission Contact Us
Email: SpoonRiverTransmission@ameren.com
Hotline: 800.295.8912
Mail: Spoon River Transmission Line Project
         8420 N University St.
         Peoria, IL 61615
Media Contact: 314.554.4135

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