Indiana Michigan Power is planning to rebuild 12 miles of power lines, including lines that run from the Four Flag substation in Niles to Stateline Road and lines from the state border to the South Bend substation on Edison Road.
They also plan to upgrade the University Park substation off of State Road 23.
The utility says the project will strengthen the local electric transmission system by replacing aging poles and wires from the 1960s with modern equipment.
Upgrading the substation increases capacity to address growing demand for electricity in the community and reduce the likelihood of extended power outages.
Construction on the project is set to begin by spring 2025 and conclude by early 2026.
Community members are encouraged to visit I&M’s project page at
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