AEP Ohio and AEP Ohio Transmission Company, Inc. are announcing an approximate $25 million investment to the electric transmission grid in Guernsey and Harrison counties. This project will rebuild an existing 69 kilovolt transmission line to improve the electric service reliability in the area.

The community and landowners in the project area are invited to attend an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 26 at Cambridge Primary School, 1115 Clairmont Ave. in Cambridge. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. The event will run until 7:30 p.m. The informational open house provides attendees the opportunity to talk with company representatives, view detailed maps and provide input on the proposed study segments and the overall project. There is no formal presentation. Visitors may come and go at any time during the open house.

The company is rebuilding a 24-mile transmission line that runs through Cambridge, Center, Wills, Madison and Londonderry townships in Guernsey County and Freeport Township in Harrison County. The project includes rebuilding about 19 miles of the existing line in the current right-of-way. The remaining five miles will require construction in new areas and a line reroute. The companies are asking for input on the proposed study segments to determine a route for the new section of line.

Construction is expected to begin in early 2020 and be complete by late 2020.

The line will use primarily steel single pole structures that will be about 80-feet tall. AEP Ohio anticipates completion of this project in late 2020. Early estimates show this is an approximate $25 million investment.

Additional information about the project, including maps, is available online at AEPOhio.com/?Guernsey-Harrison.