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Martin West to Silver Springs

Project At a Glance

Project: Replace 50 existing H-frame structures with single-pole steel
Project area
: Marion County, city of Ocala
Project plan: Rebuild existing transmission line
Line length: 10.5 miles
End point: Martin West Substation at 10460 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala
End point: Silver Springs North Substation at 59 Palm Drive, Ocala

Project Location

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H-frame structures will be replaced with stronger steel monopole structures which will require less maintenance, have a smaller footprint, and be more resilient against severe weather conditions.

The work will take place within existing Duke Energy easement areas.

Before and after photos of the transmission towers.
The new steel structures as shown on the right above may not be this exact design. This photograph represents a typical steel monopole configuration. 


  • Preconstruction work, including surveying, soil boring and staking

    Spring 2021

  • Vegetation removal

    Winter 2022

  • Transmission line construction

    Winter 2022

  • Project completion

    Summer 2024

*Timeline is subject to change based on permitting timelines, additional scope development, weather conditions or other uncontrollable events. Factors such as weather, availability of crews and equipment or unforeseen circumstances may impact the schedule. Many of the activities associated with the design, engineering, and construction of the transmission lines may overlap and do not necessarily happen in a sequential manner. These activities will occur in different locations at different times based on the size of the project and need to optimize the use of resources.

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