Valley to Dooms Transmission Line No. 549 Rebuild Transmission
|Client||Virginia Power Co.|
|Completed by||MYR Energy Services, Inc. and The L.E. Myers Co.|
MYR Energy Services, Inc. (MYRE) and The L.E. Myers Co. (L.E. Myers) rebuilt the existing No. 549 line, replacing weathered steel F-series towers with dulled galvanized towers between the Valley and Dooms substations. Construction on the 17.72-mile project took place on existing right of way (ROW)and was split into two phases due to outage restraints.
MYRE served as the prime contractor for the all-inclusive project, with L. E. Myers managing and overseeing access and foundation installation.
Multiple challenges arose during the project, including its proximity to a 500kV line that ran parallel and a crossing over a major interstate. Most of the line crossed through rural land used for crop and livestock farming in the Shenandoah Valley.