On the heels of Missouri Lineman Appreciation Day on Monday, I wanted to make certain you’re aware of a project with Ameren Missouri utilizing “aerial” linemen.
Ameren Missouri is performing maintenance and reliability upgrades to 26 miles of transmission wires in communities from west St. Louis County to the Metro East. The work is unique, in that we are utilizing a helicopter to perform high wire work, minimizing our footprint on the ground. The helicopter allows Ameren Missouri to update aging transmission lines in a significantly shorter time frame – weeks, rather than months.
The helicopter and crew may draw attention from area residents and businesses. The public should be aware that all necessary safety precautions and permits are in place. The helicopter work will be on-going through May 12, 2017, weather permitting, and may include weekends. The upgrades will enhance the energy grid and provide safe and dependable energy for communities throughout our region.